Born: 7/19/1906 Died: 2/9/1983 Birthplace: Clanton, AL
Minter Carney (Jackie) Hayes was born July 19, 1906 in Clanton, Alabama. In 1927, Birmingham signed Jackie to a baseball contract right out of the University of Alabama, and they immediately sold him to Washington who paid $25,000 for his contract without his ever having played. He was a major league infielder for 14 years, five with Washington and nine with Chicago White Sox. He had a lifetime batting average of .265 and was one of the finest double-play second baseman in the league. He is deceased.