Dave Henderson Biography

( 1958 - )
June 4, 2019
First published on:June 4, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of Dave Henderson

Date of Birth: 1958, July 21
Age: 61 years old
Birth Nation: United States

Dave Henderson was an American professional baseball player, nicknamed "Hendu." During his 14-year career, he played for the Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, and Kansas City Royals in Major League Baseball (MLB). Henderson suffered a heart attack and died approximately two months after a kidney transplant at the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on December 27, 2015.

Reportedly, the media doesn't have enough information regarding his earnings and net worth. Additionally, the detailed information regarding his bio, early life, Marital life, affair, and professional life are mentioned below. 

Dave Henderson Personal Life; Is he Married?

According to the sources, Dave was married twice and is survived by his second wife Nancy Henderson after he got divorced with his first wife. Further, their wedding date isn't available in any news portal or sites. Also, Henderson and his wife Nancy were blessed with two sons named Trent Henderson and Chase Henderson one of whom was affected by Angelman syndrome, for whom Henderson worked to raise funding for research.

Henderson lived in the Seattle area after retiring as a player and remained involved as an agent, broadcaster, and running fantasy camps in baseball. He also co-founded a charity providing children with Christmas gifts. During the 1990s, Henderson owned and operated the Ball Yard of Dave Henderson in Bellevue, WA.

Dave Henderson Death

Henderson suffered a heart attack and died about two months after a kidney transplant at the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on December 27, 2015.

Know About Dave Henderson Net Worth and Earnings

Dave was one of the promising MLB players who represented different teams. However, there aren't any concrete source to claim how much he earned from his professional career. Being specific, an MLB player's reported average wage is $4.38 million.

However, the $1.5 million median income tells a different story about the players. Due to a large number of players with multimillion-dollar wages, the average gets distorted. At the latest count, over $20 million a year is made by 38 players, and over $10 million is pulled by 125 players.

So with all the assumptions, we can conclude that Dave used to make the salary above average and lived a lavish life until we heard about his death. Furthermore, he also worked as a color commentator for Mariners radio and television broadcasts. Specifically, Sports announcer salaries ranged from $30,144 to $181,825, with a median salary of $75,000.   

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Dave Henderson Early Life and Bio

David Henderson was born on July 21, 1958, in Merced, California to the parents whose names aren't available in the media yet. Further, he holds the nationality of America and has the racial background of the African. Further his sunshine is Cancer.

Born in Merced, California, Henderson grew up in nearby Dos Palos, where he attended high school and played baseball and football. Also, He played tight end, running back, and strong safety with the football team that won championships in 1975 and 1976. Future College World Series MVP Stan Holmes was one of his baseball teammates. The team won the 1976 and 1977 championships.

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Dave Henderson Professional Life and Career

In the first round of the Major League Baseball draft of 1977, Henderson was selected by the Seattle Mariners. The Red Sox traded for Henderson and Mariner shortstop Spike Owen on August 19, 1986, atop the American League East division, sending Rey Quiñones, Mike Brown, Mike Trujillo, and a later named player to Seattle.

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Throughout the 1986 World Series, Henderson was the centerfielder of the Red Sox, as Tony Armas was sidelined by the injury he had sustained in the ALCS; as a pinch hitter, Armas made only one appearance. Before the 1988 season, Henderson signed with Oakland as a free agent after his brief stint with the Giants.

 

Henderson was signed by the Kansas City Royals as a free agent before the start of the 1994 season, as the club intended to platoon him with Bob Hamelin. Shortly after his 36th birthday, on July 29, 1994, which was his last MLB appearance, Henderson retired – against the Minnesota Twins, he played the game's final two innings as a defensive left-field replacement.

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