Sunday, March 2, 2008
#215 Von Hayes
Why this card is awesome: Because although Hayes' facial expression is pretty funny and would normally be enough, this card features an Expos player in the background who is either picking his nose or nodding off. AWESOME!
Cool stat: I think Hayes was a significantly better player than he's remembered as. In 1989, Hayes posted the 5th-lowest RBI total for a player with an OPS+ of 140, 100 walks, and 25 homers. That Phillies team was bad, and that's why nobody was ever on base for Hayes to knock in, and why he got walked so often. With a little more lineup support, he might have had 30 HR and 100 RBIs.