Mark Bayes was inducted into the Swans Hall of Fame in 2011.
Best & Fairest 1989
All Australian 1989
Swans Team of the Century
Recruited from Noble Park, Mark Bayes made his debut for the Sydney Swans in 1985, and in his fourteen-year career with the Club would go on to play 246 games and kick 174 goals. He was capable of playing in virtually any position on the field. Much of his career unfortunately coincided with a long period of poor team performance. As a consequence the majestic left footed half-forward who could win a game of his own boot – seven goals in a half against Brisbane being a prime example – was often forced to play as a key defender on the opposition’s best player, something he did to great effect and without complaint for many seasons. Club Champion and All-Australian in 1989, he represented Victoria in State football on five occasions. A member of the Swans’ 1996 Grand Final team, in 2003 Mark Bayes was named in the Swans Team of the Century.