Minter Carney “Jackie” Hayes (1906-1940) paired with shortstop Luke Appling of the Chicago White Sox to create one of the best double-play duo in the league during their time in the Major Leagues and was considered by Hall of Fame Joe Cronin as “the best double-play artist in the league.” Hayes enjoyed most of his success with the White Sox (1932-1940), though he came up and spent five years with the Washington Senators (1927-1931). Over his 14 years career, Jackie had 2,448 putouts, 3,315 assists, and 157 errors and was involved in 702 double plays for a .973 career fielding percentage. Primarily known for his glove, Hayes did possess a decent bat nonetheless batting over the .300-mark twice and collecting 100 or more hits in each of the five seasons he played more than 100 games. His career was cut short in 1940 when he lost his sight in one eye after being hit by a piece of cinder during a game. Jackie Hayes finished his career in 1940 having amassed 1,069 hits, 494 runs, 493 RBI while batting .265 in 1,091 career games. He would eventually lose sight in both of his eyes after his career was complete.