Wednesday, October 29, 2014

#344 - Dave Henderson

What a card: Dave Henderson was the primary center fielder for the Mariners in 1984, playing in 112 games in his fourth year with the team.

My observation on the front: There seems to be a lot of base-running shots in 1985 Topps. I should count those up and figure out whether that's the case.

More opinion from me: Wow, now that is an '80s uniform! Good thing Henderson had a yellow wrist band to tie the whole ensemble together.

Something you might know: Henderson hit one of the most famous postseason home runs of all-time in 1986 when he blasted a two-out, two-strike solo shot off of the Angels' Donnie Moore that capped a Red Sox comeback from down 5-2 going into the top of the ninth to a 6-5 lead. The Angels tied it up in the bottom of the ninth, but the Red Sox won on Henderson's 11th-inning sacrifice fly.

Something you might not know: Henderson played for five teams in his major league career, but he played for two of those teams for just one year. Those two teams are playing in the World Series right now, the Giants (1987) and the Royals (1994).

My observation on the back: Steve Carlton lost to the Mets in that game, thanks to a Ron Swoboda two-run home run in the ninth inning (those Miracle Mets!). It was Swoboda's second home run of the game.

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jacobmrley said...

If those 1986 Red Sox had won the series, Hendu would be held in the same regard as David Ortiz and/or Dave Roberts is now because he hit the go ahead home run in the 10th inning of game six. We all know how that turned out in the end, though.

Mark Hoyle said...

I agree with jacobmrley