David Lee Henderson was born on July 21, 1958 and died on December 27, 2015.
David was nicknamed “Hendu”.
He was an American professional baseball player.
Hendu played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, and Kansas City Royals during his 14-year career.
He was popularly remembered for the two-out, two-strike home run he hit in the top of the ninth inning in Game 5 of the 1986 ALCS.
During one of there games the Angels tied it up at the 6th place in the bottom of the 9th, but in the 11th inning, David hit a ‘sacrifice fly’ that would be the margin of victory.
Even though they were still down 3 games to 2, the Red Sox returned home to Fenway Park for the final two games, where they defeated the Angels 10–4 and 8–1 to win the series.
The Red Sox were defeated in the 1986 World Series by the New York Mets in seven games.
He has helped his teams reach the World Series four times during his career, in 1986 with Boston, from the year 1988–1990 with Oakland.
David received his only World Series ring came in 1989, when the A’s swept their Bay Area rivals, the San Francisco Giants.
He attended Dos Palos High School, where his football #42 and baseball #22 were both retired for his home town Broncos.
David signed as a free agent with Oakland following a brief stint with the Giants.
The season of 88, he set career highs in batting average (.304), runs (100), hits (154), slugging average (.525) and doubles (38).
David Henderson also hit 24 home runs that season and the Athletics were 23–1 when he homered.
Henderson worked as a color commentator during Seattle Mariners radio, from 1997 to 2006 and television broadcasts.
In 2011, David returned to the Mariners’ radio booth as one of a rotating crew of part-time announcers succeeding the deceased Dave Niehaus.
Dave Henderson passed away at 57 yrs old due to a heart attack.