Jackie Hayes (second baseman)
July 19, 1906|
|Died: February 9, 1983
|August 5, 1927 for the Washington Senators|
Last MLB appearance
|August 29, 1940 for the Chicago White Sox|
|Runs batted in||493|
Minter Carney "Jackie" Hayes (July 19, 1906 – February 9, 1983) was an American second baseman in Major League Baseball player for the Washington Senators (1927–1931) and Chicago White Sox (1932–1940).
Early life and career
Hayes was born in Clanton, Alabama. The right-handed graduate of the University of Alabama made his debut on August 5, 1927. In his first full season, he batted a solid .276 with 2 home runs and 57 RBIs in 424 at bats. From there, Hayes went on to be a contributing part of the Senators in the late 1920s, and then the White Sox through the '30s. In his career, he was in the top five in sacrifice hits twice.
Baseball career highlights
In a 14-season career, he batted .265 with 20 homers and 493 runs batted in, in 1091 games. He accumulated 34 stolen bases, 494 runs, 196 doubles and a .318 on-base percentage. He had 1069 career hits in 4040 at bats.
In 1940, Hayes lost sight in one of his eyes after a piece of cinder hit him in the eye during a 10–1 loss to the Chicago Cubs. He later lost sight in both eyes. Hayes died at age 76 in Birmingham, Alabama, and was interred at Clanton's cemetery.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference