Monday, December 28, 2015

Red Sox Hero Dave Henderson Passes Away At 57

Dave Henderson  (BoSox Club Photo)
Before there was Mookie Wilson, 1986 held great joy for fans of the Boston Red Sox. Our team was playing in the ALCS and poised to return to the World Series for the first time since 1975. Alas, in Game Five of the ALCS, our dreams seemed—once again—about to be dashed. Then, Dave Henderson stepped to the plate. With The Carmine Hose one strike away from elimination, Hendu clouted a two-out, two-run home run in the top of the ninth to send the series back to Fenway and an eventual series win. The image of a gleeful, spinning Henderson as he watched his epic shot leave the yard is an iconic Red Sox moment. Now, we learn that Henderson passed away yesterday at the age of 57 of a heart attack. We mourn his loss and will forever remember his place in our shared baseball history.