Retired first baseman Wally Joyner played in the MLB for over 15 years and made nearly $40 million over the course of his career. The All-Star is now selling his 40-acre equestrian estate in Utah for $7.9 million.
Joyner, 56, moved to the home in 2002, shortly after retiring from baseball.
Joyner’s wife, Lesley, and their four daughters all ride horses competitively, and the property will likely be most interesting to an equestrian-focused family. It features an 18,600-square-foot indoor riding arena, 20,000-square-foot outdoor arena, round pen, 22 heated indoor stalls, 11 outdoor stalls, tack room and office, hay storage, and shavings garage.
In designing the house, the Joyners made the unconventional decision to corral off part of their massive horse barn and build a 7,300-square-foot luxury home inside it.
The home’s double front doors open to a sitting area with a two-story ceiling and stacked-stone fireplace. A painting of three horses hangs over the fireplace mantel.
Just off the entrance is the kitchen, which has dark wood cabinets that match the hardwood floor, a center island, industrial-style gas range, and dining area.
The master bedroom comes with a fireplace, and windows looking out to the patio. The master bath has dual sinks and separate shower and tub.
There’s an entertainment room with a pool table, wet bar, jukebox, and irreverent paintings of dogs in military regalia. The home gym has a “Star Wars” pinball machine, and Joyner jerseys from the California Angels, Kansas City Royals, and San Diego Padres. The home office is decorated with photos, awards, and magazine covers from his career.
The listing notes that the home’s three bedrooms each have windows that look out to the indoor riding arena.
Outside, there’s a pair of man-made ponds—one with a waterfall, and the other serving as a holding area for the irrigation system. The home’s garage holds at least 10 cars.
Joyner made a bold entrance during his 1986 rookie year, racking up 22 home runs and 100 RBI, becoming the first rookie to get voted to the All-Star game by fans. That year, fans of the California Angels (later renamed the Anaheim Angels, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and finally, the Los Angeles Angels) would call their stadium “Wally World” after Joyner.
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