Oakland A'S World Series champion Dave Henderson dies at 57

Was American League All-Star with Oakland in 1991

Oakland A's World Series Champion Dave Henderson died yesterday, officials with the Oakland Athletics said.

Henderson played an important part of the 1989 World Series Championship team.

He had a greater impact as a part of the A's family and the Oakland community.

Known also as Hendu, Henderson was born July 21, 1958 in Merced and debuted in the major leagues with the Seattle Mariners in 1977.

He died in Seattle. He was 57.

In his career Henderson hit 197 home runs and batted in 708. His batting average was .258 and he stole 50 bases in his career.

Henderson was an American League All-Star with Oakland in 1991. He played six seasons with the Athletics.

Keith Burbank, Bay City News

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2 people like this
Posted by Andre Ruiz
a resident of Rosewood
on Jan 6, 2016 at 10:32 pm

Henderson played for fourteen years in the big leagues with the Mariners, Red Sox, Giants, A’s, and Royals. Dave Henderson was a .298/.376/.570 hitter over 36 postseason games, showing that he knew how to come through with his team needed him. Henderson’s two-strike home run in top of the ninth in Game 5 of the 1986 ALCS was one to remember.

He was such a nice person and a helping hand to others. Dave was one of the most popular Mariners and one of the most popular player’s in Red Sox and A’s history. Goodbye Dave on behalf of your millions of fans.

He was not only a great player, but also a hero to his fans, family and friends. The Baseball world would never forget this great player with always smiling face. Goodbye Dave on behalf of your millions of fans. I must post a dedicated post for him on my dedicated baseball blog @ Web Link

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