Bill Hayes (baseball)

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Bill Hayes
San Francisco Giants – No. 58
[1st Base Coach]
Born: (1957-10-24)October 24, 1957
Cheverly, Maryland
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 30, 1980 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
September 3, 1981 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Batting average .222
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0
Career highlights and awards

William Ernest Hayes (born October 24, 1957 in Cheverly, Maryland) is a former catcher for the Chicago Cubs (1980–81). He attended Indiana State University.[1] Nickname "Wild Bill."[2]

Hayes was the Cubs' first-round draft selection and the 13th overall pick in 1978.[2]

In two years, he played in five games and had 9 At Bats, 2 Hits, 1 Double, .222 Batting Average, .222 On-base percentage, .333 Slugging Percentage, and 3 Total Bases.

Hayes coached and managed in the minor leagues from 1988–97 and 1999-2002, with a stint coaching in the majors in between, including one year as bullpen coach with the Colorado Rockies.[2] He was the bullpen catcher for the National League West Division San Francisco Giants from 2003 to 2014, but now serves as the team's 1st Base Coach after being promoted following the 2014 World Series Championship winning season. He previously managed the Giants' San Jose farm club in 2002.


  1. ^ the ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia. Sterling Publishing. 2003. p. 566. ISBN 1-4027-4771-3. 
  2. ^ a b c Rohan, Tim (25 October 2014). "Baseball World Series: An Older, Wiser Achier Voice of Experience" (56,662). The New York Times. Retrieved 25 October 2014.