|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» December 9, 1982: The Phillies trade 2B Manny Trillo, OF George Vukovich, SS Julio Franco, catcher Jerry Willard, and pitcher Jay Baller to the Indians for 24-year-old OF Von Hayes. Hayes hit .250 with 14 home runs and 32 SBs for Cleveland last season and is considered a potential star. |
» July 29, 1984: The first two Phillies batters -- Juan Samuel and Von Hayes -- greet Montreal's Bill Gullickson with home runs. Hayes adds another homer and the Phils win on a 2-run pinch homer by John Matuszek in the 9th, 6–4.
» June 11, 1985: Von Hayes becomes the first ML player ever to hit two home runs in the first inning, leading off with a home run, off Tom Gorman, and capping a 9-run outburst with a grand slam, as the Phillies go on to rout the Mets 26–7. Mets relievers Joe Sambito (3 innings) and Calvin Schiraldi (1.1 innings) both give up 10 runs apiece. The 26 runs in one game is a club record and the most in the National League since 1944.
» June 8, 1989: The Pirates send 16 batters to the plate in the 1st and taking a 10–0 lead (Pittsburgh's best inning since September, 1942) on eight hits, two for extra bases (Rey Quinones' double and Barry Bonds' 3-run homer) The Bucs leave the bases loaded. Announcer Jim Rooker crows that if the Pirates lose this game he'll walk back to Pittsburgh. Von Hayes answers Rooker with a 2-run homer in the 1st, another in the 3rd, Steve Jeltz goes deep in the 4th and 6th innings, one from each side of the plate, and score after six is 11–10. The Phils explode for five in the 8th to make the final, 15–11. Rooker did not make good on his promise until after the season, when he will conduct a charity walk from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh.
» July 26, 1992: California's Von Hayes collects three ribbies on bases-loaded single. Rene Gonzales from 1B on the 2-out single as the Angels beat the Tigers, 4–3. Hayes' is the 2nd 3-RBI single this year.