Posted October 15, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Philadelphia Phillies have hired Wally Joyner to be their assistant hitting coach. Joyner will assist new hitting coach Steve Henderson. The Phillies reshuffled their coaching staff after finishing 81-81 following five straight division titles. Joyner previously was the batting coach for San Diego during parts of the 2007 and 2008 seasons. The 50-year-old Joyner was a left-handed hitting first baseman for 16 seasons with four teams. He finished his career with a .289 batting average, 409 doubles, 204 home runs and 1,106 RBIs in 2,033 games.

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Phillies hire Joyner as assistant hitting coach

The Philadelphia Phillies have hired former major-leaguer Wally Joyner as assistant hitting coach, fulfilling the team's stated goal of wanting multiple voices for hitters. Joyner, 50, will work alongside newly appointed hitting coach Steve Henderson, who agreed to have an assistant as a condition of his hiring. "The system will be better with an assistant in so much...
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