Charlie Hayes

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Charles Dewayne Hayes

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Biographical Information[edit]

Third baseman Charlie Hayes was signed as a 4th round pick in the 1983 amateur draft by the San Francisco Giants and scout Ken Parker.

Hayes played for Hattiesburg, MS in the 1977 Little League World Series. He was the first choice of the Colorado Rockies in the 1993 expansion draft. In his first year with the team in 1993, he set personal records with 25 home runs, a league-leading 45 doubles, 89 runs, 98 RBI and a .305 batting average. These numbers were inflated by the hitter-friendly Mile High Stadium, but they still represent a nice 115 OPS+, one of only two times he was able to crack the 100 mark in 14 seasons in the majors. He had been picked by the Rockies from the New York Yankees, for whom he was the regular third baseman in 1992. He returned to the Yankees late in the 1996 season, to share 3B duties with Wade Boggs. He went 3 for 16 in the World Series that year, catching the final out as the Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves in six games. He returned to the post-season the following year with the Yankees.

Hayes became bench coach of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in 2017 until June when he joined the staff of the GCL Phillies. He returned to Lehigh Valley in 2018 and coached the GCL Phillies East in 2019.

Hayes' son, Tyree Hayes, pitched in the minors from 2006-2012. Another son, Ke'Bryan Hayes, was a supplemental first-round pick in the 2015 amateur draft, going 32nd overall.

He is now the owner and operator of Big League Baseball Academy

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL Doubles Leader (1993)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1993)
  • Won a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1996

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