Minter Carney “Jackie” Hayes (July 19, 1906 - February 9, 1983) 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.
Theodore Amar Lyons (December 28, 1900 - July 25, 1986) was one of the most consistent pitchers from 1923-1946 averaging more than twelve wins a year for 21 seasons. Despite Ted Lyons playing his entire career with the lowly Chicago White Sox, he compiled a record of 260-230 with 1,073 strikeouts and a 3.67 ERA. Due to an unusual scheduling glitch, in 1942 Lyons pitched virtually every Sunday gaining the name “Sunday Teddy” and going 14-6 with 20 complete games. His arsenal of pitches included a cut-fastball, knuckleball, curveball and changeup with expert control and command of them all. In August of 1926, Lyons utilized his pitches as he no-hit the Boston Red Sox on 1 hour and 7 minutes. Lyons was selected to the 1939 All-Star game. Theodore Amar Lyons was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955.