Sunday, October 28, 2007

Scrappy Bill Joyce

"William Joyce, 'Scrappy Bill,' a born and bred in St. Louis player, finished his professional career as the third baseman, captain and manager of the New York Giants, Joyce in his day was one of the greatest of third basemen, and he was a great left-handed batsman. He commenced playing in the eighties with local teams of St. Louis and started from here on a professional career that ended at the very top of the ladder. He was known around the baseball circuit as 'Home-Run Bill.' He was one of the grandest ball players ever sent into the big leagues by St. Louis."

-from The National Game

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