One of the greatest remarks of all time about Von Hayes came from Pete Rose. After meeting Von Hayes, Pete stated that he thought Von was black because the Phillies traded five guys to get him. The deal is a bit of a mystery because it is not very often 5 guys are traded for a prospect. It is usually the other way around. (Five prospects for a veteran).
Photo Front: A posed shot of Von with his bat on his shoulder and a big C on his cap. This was taken in spring training as empty bleacher seats can be seen in the background.
Back Stats: Von was playing 3rd base before he was called up by the Indians at the end of 1981. Von Hayes a third baseman?