Saturday, July 10, 2010

1983 von hayes

the indians traded von hayes to the phillies for a boatload of players - manny trillo, julio franco, george vukovich, jay baller, and jerry willard - in december of 1982.  here's his 1983 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
hayes had just finished 7th in the al roy voting when he was traded.  while hayes' production was down in 1983 compared to his rookie season, the phillies made the postseason, and hayes went a combined 0 for 5 in the nlcs and world series - his only career postseason appearance.  he rebounded with some solid years for the phillies, including 1986 when he finished 8th in the nl mvp voting.

voici à vous, 1983 von hayes!

1 comment:

  1. Never forget Pete Rose quote - traded five guys for him, I thought he was black