For 14 years, Dave Henderson was a major-league outfielder and owner of one of the most famous postseason home runs in history. But today MLB announced that Henderson, the man with the infectious smile, passed away at the age of 57.
According to Bob Nightengale, via CBS Sports, Henderson died one month after receiving a kidney transplant. Some of Henderson’s former Oakland A’s teammates said that the cause of death was a heart attack.
Henderson was drafted by the Mariners out of high school in 1977. After starting in center field for the team in 1981, Henderson played with the team until he was traded in the Red Sox in 1986. He also played for the Giants, A’s and Royals, finishing his career with 197 home runs, 1,324 hits and one All-Star appearance.