Naturals pitcher has style all his own on, off field
Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009

SPRINGDALE – You could say Chris Hayes is almost too interesting.

Consider the following about the Northwest Arkansas Naturals’ relief pitcher:

Hayes was a chess prodigy as a child and majored in computer science at Northwestern University.

After making the Wildcats baseball team as a walk-on, he was a seldom-used catcher and shortstop until switching to pitching midway through his college career.

Here is the full article.

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