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David Lee Henderson (born July 21, 1958 in Merced, California, USA), best known as Dave Henderson, is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Seattle Mariners (1981-86), Boston Red Sox (1986-87), San Francisco Giants (1987), Oakland Athletics (1988-93) and Kansas City Royals (1994). July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Merced is the county seat of Merced County, California in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... An outfielder moves in to catch a fly ball Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977-present) West Division (1977-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (3) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1997 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (1) 2000 Best Finish: Beat New York Yankees in Division Series in 1995 Season. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986 1975 Wild card berths... Major league affiliations National League (1883-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1954 â€¢ 1933 â€¢ 1922 â€¢ 1921 1905  NL Pennants (20) 2002 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1954 1951 â€¢ 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1933 1924 â€¢ 1923 â€¢ 1922 â€¢ 1921 1917 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1912 â€¢ 1911 1905 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1889 â€¢ 1888 West Division titles (6... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1989 â€¢ 1974 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1972 1930 â€¢ 1929 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1911 1910 AL Pennants (15) 1990 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1974 1973 â€¢ 1972 â€¢ 1931 â€¢ 1930 1929 â€¢ 1914 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1911 1910 â€¢ 1905 â€¢ 1902 West Division titles (13) [1... Major league affiliations American League (1969-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 1985 AL Pennants (2) 1985 â€¢ 1980 Central Division titles (0) None West Division titles (6) [1] 1985 â€¢ 1984 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1978 1977 â€¢ 1976 Wild card berths (0) None [1...


Henderson helped his teams reach the World Series four times during his career (1986 with Boston, 1988-1990 with Oakland), though his only ring came in 1989 when the A's defeated their Bay Area rival San Francisco Giants in four games. The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship series in Major League Baseball, was a memorable battle between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox which helped to spread the legend of the Curse of the Bambino to mass public awareness. ... The 1988 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers upsetting the heavily favored As to win the Series in five games. ... The 1990 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Reds sweeping the Series in four games. ... The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, and is best remembered for the earthquake which caused a 10-day interruption in play. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1954 â€¢ 1933 â€¢ 1922 â€¢ 1921 1905  NL Pennants (20) 2002 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1954 1951 â€¢ 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1933 1924 â€¢ 1923 â€¢ 1922 â€¢ 1921 1917 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1912 â€¢ 1911 1905 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1889 â€¢ 1888 West Division titles (6...


The outfielder is probably best remembered for his two-out, two-strikes home run in the top of the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 1986 American League Championship Series. With California playing at home and in command of the best-of-seven league championship series, the Angels were on the verge of their first World Series appearance. In Game 5, the Halos held a 5-2 lead going into the ninth inning, but Boston was able to plate two runners on a hit by Wade Boggs and a home run by Don Baylor, closing the gap to 5-4. The 1986 American League Championship Series was a back-and-forth battle between the Boston Red Sox and the California Angels for the right to advance to the 1986 World Series. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Wade Boggs Wade Anthony Boggs (born June 15, 1958 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball, primarily with the Boston Red Sox, whose hitting in the 1980s and 1990s dominated the American League in much the same way as his National League contemporary Tony Gwynn. ... Donald Edward Baylor (born June 28, 1949) is a Major League Baseball coach and a former player and manager. ...


When Henderson stepped to the plate, there were two outs and a runner on first base, Rich Gedman. On a 2-2 count with the Red Sox down to their final strike in the series, Henderson, who had entered the game as a replacement for an injured Tony Armas, hit a drive off pitcher Donnie Moore that would keep the Sox alive. The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ... Richard Leo Rich Gedman (born September 26, 1959) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and left-handed batter who played with the Boston Red Sox (1980-90), Houston Astros (1990-91) and St. ... Tony Armas with the Athletics Tony Armas, born Antonio Rafael Armas Machado (July 2, 1953 in Puerto Píritu, Anzoátegui State, Venezuela), was a popular hitter and one of Major League Baseballs top sluggers of the 1980s. ... Donnie Ray Moore (February 13, 1954 – July 18, 1989) was an American relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs (1975, 1977-79), St. ...

"The pitch . . . To left field, and deep, and (Brian) Downing goes back. And it's gone! Unbelievable! You're looking at one for the ages here. Astonishing! Anaheim Stadium was one strike away from turning into Fantasyland! And now the Red Sox lead 6-5! The Red Sox get four runs in the ninth on a pair of two-run homers by Don Baylor and Dave Henderson." -- Al Michaels, ABC-TV.

"Hendu" began to jump for joy, even running backwards for a few steps, while making his way down the first baseline as he watched the ball sail over the outfield fence, having just smacked possibly the most stunning clutch homer since Bobby Thomson in 1951. The Angels were able to tie the score up at 6-6 in the bottom of the 9th, but in the 11th inning, Henderson hit a sacrifice fly that would go on to be the game winner. Brian Downing was a professional baseball player who had a 20-year MLB career. ... Angel Stadium, originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field, is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Anaheim, California, and home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of the American League. ... Fantasyland is one of the themed lands at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by The Walt Disney Company around the world. ... Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television sportscaster. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... Robert Brown Bobby Thomson (born October 25, 1923 in Glasgow, Scotland), nicknamed The Staten Island Scot, is a Scottish-American former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the New York Giants (1946-53, 1957), Milwaukee Braves (1954-57), Chicago Cubs (1958-59), Boston Red Sox... The following are the events of the year 1951 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... In baseball, a batted ball is considered a sacrifice fly (denoted by SF) if the following four criteria are met: There are fewer than two outs. ...


Still down 3 games to 2, the Red Sox returned home to Fenway Park for the final two ALCS games, where they defeated the devastated Angels 10-4 and 8-1 to win the series. In a twist of fate, the Red Sox, who went on to take a 3 games to 2 lead over the New York Mets in the 1986 World Series, were one strike away from winning their first title since 1918, thanks in part to a go-ahead solo home run from Henderson. However, they couldn't finish it off, and this time they were the victim of a late-inning comeback as the Mets scored three in the bottom half of the winning to win Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, 6-5, in 10-innings at Shea Stadium. The stunned Red Sox then blew a 3-0 lead in Game 7 and ending up losing 8-5 on the road, handing the Mets the championship. Fenway Park is the home ballpark for the Boston Red Sox baseball club. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1986 â€¢ 1969 NL Pennants (4) 2000 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1969 East Division titles (4) 1988 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1969 Wild card berths (2) 2000 â€¢ 1999 Major league nicknames New York Mets (1962-present) Major... The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship series in Major League Baseball, was a memorable battle between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox which helped to spread the legend of the Curse of the Bambino to mass public awareness. ... The 1918 World Series featured the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Chicago Cubs four games to two. ... The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship series in Major League Baseball, was a memorable battle between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox which helped to spread the legend of the Curse of the Bambino to mass public awareness. ... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is a baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ...


Henderson was one of baseball's biggest surprises after signing as a free agent with Oakland following a brief stint with the Giants. In the 1988 season he set career highs in batting average (.304), runs (100), hits (154), slugging average (.525) and doubles (38). He also hit 24 HRs that season and the Athletics were 23-1 when he homered. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... In baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H), sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when he safely reaches first base after batting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, slugging average (often abbreviated SLG or SA) is a measure of the power of a hitter. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ...


Selected for the 1991 All-Star Game, Henderson was on his way to the best season of his career batting in the number-two spot in the A's lineup behind Rickey Henderson. The slugger was consistenly getting fastballs to hit because the speedy Rickey was a stolen base threat every time he reached safely. "Hendu" was batting .340 before the All-Star break, but his average dipped in the second-half of the season and he finished the year at .276, though he did hit a career-high 25 HRs. That year, Henderson blasted 3 homeruns in consecutive at-bats against Minnesota. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the position players and by the manager for pitchers. ... Rickey Henderson Rickey Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958) was a professional baseball player. ... The fastball is the most common type of pitch in baseball. ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1924 AL Pennants (6) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1933 1925 â€¢ 1924 Central Division titles (3) 2004 â€¢ 2003 â€¢ 2002 West Division titles (4) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1969 Wild...


While he did come back to hit 20 HRs in 1993, Henderson was never the same player after blowing out his knee in the previous season. He finished up his career as a backup with the Kansas City Royals in 1994. // This year in baseball Events January - Reggie Jackson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 94% of the vote. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 1985 AL Pennants (2) 1985 â€¢ 1980 Central Division titles (0) None West Division titles (6) [1] 1985 â€¢ 1984 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1978 1977 â€¢ 1976 Wild card berths (0) None [1... The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...


In 14-seasons Henderson batted .258 with 197 homeruns, 708 RBI, 710 runs, 286 doubles, and 50 stolen bases in 1538 games. In eight post-season series (four ALCS and World Series appearances a piece), he hit .298 with 7 HRs, 20 RBI, 24 runs and a .570 SA. In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball, a stolen base occurs when a baserunner successfully advances to the next base while the pitcher is delivering the ball to home plate. ...


Today, Henderson works as a broadcaster for the Seattle Mariners.


External links

  • Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis
  • Page at Baseball Library
  • Baseball's 25 Greatest Moments: Dave Henderson's Home Run

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Dave Henderson | BaseballLibrary.com (710 words)
Henderson was the Mariners' first pick in the 1977 free-agent draft.
He is the nephew of Joe Henderson, a pitcher with the White Sox and Reds in the 1970s.
California ties the score with a run in the bottom of the 9th but Henderson, who had appeared to be the goat when he dropped Bobby Grich's long fly ball over the fence for a home run in the 7th inning, delivers a sacrifice fly in the 11th for the winning run.
Dave Henderson - BR Bullpen (326 words)
Henderson was not able to contribute much during the regular season but had a major impact in the postseason.
In 1987 Henderson struggled for the Red Sox and was traded late in the season to the San Francisco Giants for Randy Kutcher.
Henderson will most be remembered for his enthusiastic style of play and for his spinning leap after he hit the game 5 HR in 1986.
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