Former BYU first-baseman, and 16-year MLB vet, Wally Joyner was announced as the newest member of the West Coast Conference Hall of Honor yesterday. Joyner set eight school and 11 conference records during his time at BYU and remains in the top 10 in BYU Baseball history in career batting average, hits, doubles, home runs, total bases and RBI’s.
The hard-hitting infielder, who blasted 204 Career Home Runs, began his 16-year career with the California Angels where he was named an MLB All-Star for the 1986 season. Along with the Angels, Joyner also spent time with the Kansas City Royals, Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres, where he started at first base in the 1998 World Series.
Following his retirement as a player, Joyner went on to have a career as a hitting coach for the Padres, Philadelphia Phillies and, most recently, the Detroit Tigers.
Joyner will be one of 10 individuals inducted into the West Coast Conference Hall of Honor on Saturday, Mar. 7, at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas.
Joyner sat down with Ben Criddle on Cougar Sports to discuss his accomplished baseball career and what it means to be inducted into the WCC Hall of Honor.