Walter Hayes

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 A local legend as a sandlot pitcher, he later played in the minor leagues. In 1919, at the age of 17, he pitched Parkside to a sweep of the All-Wilmington league and City and State titles
and was unbeaten in 1920 until the very final game. After a 10-year pro career with Newport News, Richmond, Baltimore, York, Manchester, New Haven and Norfolk teams and playing before crowds
consistently over 3,500 fans, he returned to sandlot baseball.




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