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Dave Henderson, who spent 14 years as a Major League outfielder and was known as Hendu, died Sunday morning due to a heart attack at the age of 57. He had recently undergone a kidney transplant.
Henderson delivered one of the biggest home runs in Red Sox history in 1986. Boston was one strike away from elimination in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series against the Angels when Henderson — who had been hitless in the series — blasted a go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning. The Red Sox would go on to win the game and the series.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dave Henderson,” Red Sox President Sam Kennedy said in a statement. “His home run in Game 5 of the 1986 ALCS was a signature More >