Phillies 1980’s All-Decade Team: Hall of Fame Legends Lead the Way
Hayes was coming off a solid rookie season with the Indians, displaying five-tool talent when the Phillies traded for him in the famous “five-for-one” deal. In exchange for Hayes, the Indians received Manny Trillo, Jay Baller, George Vukovich, Julio Franco, and Jerry Willard.
Although Hayes never lived up to the hype, he was still a very versatile player that put together several good seasons for the Phillies. A 24-year old on the 1983 NL Championship team, Hayes hit only .265 with six home runs in 124 games.
Hayes displayed some of the five-tool potential the following year, hitting .292 with 27 doubles, 16 home runs, and 48 stolen bases. After a solid 1985 campaign of 13 home runs and 70 RBI, Hayers came into this own the following season, leading the league with 107 runs and 46 doubles, to go along with 19 home runs, 98 RBI and a .305 average.
Surpassing the 20 home run plateau for the first time in 1987, Hayes blasted 26 home runs in 1989, making his first and only All-Star appearance. Haye remained with the Phillies through the 1991 season, but shoulder injuries limited his play and sapped all his power.
Hayes was traded to the Angels In December 1991 and was released by the Angels in August of 1992 after hitting just .225 in 94 games.
During his nine seasons with the Phillies, Hayes hit .272 with 124 home runs, 568 RBI, 1173 hits, and 202 stolen bases.