Ken Henderson

For the American college baseball coach, see Ken Henderson (baseball coach).
Ken Henderson
Born: (1946-06-15) June 15, 1946
Carroll, Iowa
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 23, 1965, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
July 19, 1980, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Batting average .257
Home runs 122
Runs batted in 576

Kenneth Joseph Henderson (born June 15, 1946 in Carroll, Iowa) was an outfielder for the San Francisco Giants (1965–72), Chicago White Sox (1973–75), Atlanta Braves (1976), Texas Rangers (1977), New York Mets (1978), Cincinnati Reds (1978–79) and Chicago Cubs (1979–80).


Henderson helped the Giants to win the National League Western Division (NL West) in 1971 and the Reds to win the NL West in 1979.

He finished 19th in voting for the 1974 AL MVP for playing in all 162 Games and having 602 At Bats, 76 Runs, 176 Hits, 35 Doubles, 5 Triples, 20 Home Runs, 95 RBI, 12 Stolen Bases, 66 Walks, .292 Batting Average, .360 On-base percentage, .467 Slugging Percentage, 281 Total Bases, 2 Sacrifice Hits, 8 Sacrifice Flies and 9 Intentional Walks.

In 16 seasons, Henderson played in 1,444 Games, had 4,553 At Bats, 595 Runs, 1,168 Hits, 216 Doubles, 26 Triples, 122 Home Runs, 576 RBI, 86 Stolen Bases, 589 Walks, .257 Batting Average, .343 On-base percentage, .396 Slugging Percentage, 1,802 Total Bases, 19 Sacrifice Hits, 36 Sacrifice Flies and 77 Intentional Walks.


Henderson went to Clairemont High School in San Diego, CA.[1] Henderson lives in Haverford, PA, and has four children: Virginia Nicoletti (47), Ken Henderson (46), Stephanie McLaughlin (37) and Zachary Henderson (24).

Henderson's cousin, Kerry Dineen, was an outfielder with the New York Yankees in the 1970s.[2]


See also

Preceded by
Billy Williams
Major League Player of the Month
August, 1972
Succeeded by
Jerry Koosman

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