The Phillies acquired Von Hayes in what has become the famous “five-for-one trade” with the Cleveland Indians in 1982. The Phillies gave up Manny Trillo, George Vukovich, Jay Baller, Julio Franco and Jerry Willard. With Hayes never produced at the caliber that many thought he needed to justify such a trade, he did have quite a few good seasons in Philadelphia.
Hayes hit just .265 with six home runs and 32 RBI in 1983, but improved to .292 with 16 home runs, 67 RBI and 48 stolen bases in 1984. He was eighth in the MVP voting in 1986 when he lead the league in doubles and runs scored, while hitting 19 home runs and driving in 98.
He hosted a 21 home run 84 RBI, 121 walk season in 1987 and his only All-Star appearance in 1989, when he set a career high 26 home runs.
Hayes suffered a broken arm after being hit by a pitch by Reds’ Tom Browning on June 14, 1991. Clearly never recovering from the injury, Hayes didn’t hit a home run that season and retired after another sub-par season with the Angels in 1992.
Hayes set a record in 1985 by becoming the first player to hit two home runs in the first inning. One of those hits was a grand slam in a 26-7 rout of the Mets.
In all, Hayes hit .272 with 124 home runs, 1,173 hits and 202 stolen bases in nine seasons with the Phillies.