Wednesday, January 15, 2014
#142 Charlie Hayes
1. Hayes was the second player chosen by the Rockies in the 1993 Expansion Draft. He rewarded the club with a career year: .305/.355/.522, 25 home runs, 98 RBI, and a league-leading 45 doubles.
2. Charlie played for seven different teams, and had return stints with three of them: the Giants, Yankees, and Phillies.
3. His son Tyree pitched in the minors for six years in the Rays and Reds organizations, never reaching AA.
11-Year-Old Kevin Says: I'm going to let my friend Mikey pinch-hit here. He grew up in New Jersey as a Yankee fan, and though we didn't meet until college, he referred to Hayes as "Chuck E. Cheese" whenever the name came up. I assume that's a relic from childhood.
Bill James Said: "Maybe they should trade him again; he seems to get 10 percent better every time he is traded."
On This Date in 1993: January 15. Mafia boss Salvatore "the Beast" Riina, is arrested in Sicily after 23 years as a fugitive.