Named Phillies assistant hitting coach on 10/15/12. Worked as the lead hitting instructor for MLB International Elite-level development programs (2009-12); coached players and instructors in Italy, Brazil and the Netherlands. Served as SD's hitting coach for parts of 2 seasons (2007-08). Spent 5 years (2003-07) as a roving minor league instructor for SD as well as a special assistant to GM Kevin Towers.
Played 16 seasons in the major leagues, including his first two under manager Gene Mauch for CAL. Elected as the starting first baseman for the 1986 American League All-Star team and was co-winner of the Home Run Derby with Darryl Strawberry. Finished 2nd in AL Rookie of the Year balloting in 1986 to Jose Canseco. Had more career walks (833) than SO (825) in the major leagues. Hit .280 or better in 11 of his 16 ML seasons.
Wallace Keith Joyner... Married, wife's name is Lesley; has four daughters: Jessica (10/16/83), McKenzie (3/8/85), Crosby (5/17/89) and Chase (1/23/91)... 1980 graduate of Redan High School (GA), where he was an all-county selection and a 4-year letterman in basketball... Was the 1980 Georgia High School Player of the Year in baseball... Attended Brigham Young University... Hobbies: Golf and equestrian sports.