Hayes was born in Clanton, Alabama. The right-handed graduate of the University of Alabama made his debut on August 5, 1927. In his first full season, he batted a solid .276 with 2 home runs and 57 RBIs in 424 at bats. From there, Hayes went on to be a contributing part of the Senators in the late 1920s, and then the White Sox through the '30s. In his career, he was in the top five in sacrifice hits twice.
In a 14-season career, he batted .265 with 20 homers and 493 runs batted in, in 1091 games. He accumulated 34 stolen bases, 494 runs, 196 doubles and a .318 on-base percentage. He had 1069 career hits in 4040 at bats.
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