FSC Retires No. 24 Baseball Jersey Worn By Matt Joyce

Sep 14, 2020

The No. 24 jersey worn by former Florida Southern baseball standout Matt Joyce was formally retired January 24, during a halftime ceremony at a Moccasin men’s basketball game at Jenkins Field House.

Joyce, who helped lead the Mocs to the 2005 NCAA Division II National Championship, spent three years at Florida Southern before being drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2005. Currently an Oakland A’s outfielder, he has played in more than 1,000 games in his 10-year Major League career, with 131 career homers and 444 RBI. One of nine former Moccasins to have their numbers retired, Joyce joined former head coaches and alumni Chuck Anderson (No. 12), Joe Arnold (No. 11), and Hal Smeltzly (No. 7), as well as former players Ken Huebner (No. 43), Andy McGaffigan (No. 22), Greg Pryor (No. 17), Jay Smith (No. 20), and Brett Tomko (No. 35).