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Dave Henderson dies at 57

(TSX) -- Former All-Star outfielder Dave Henderson, who played 14 seasons in the major leagues and hit one of the most famous home runs in postseason history, died in Seattle on Sunday following a massive heart attack. He was 57 years old. Hender...

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Dave Henderson

(TSX) - Former All-Star outfielder Dave Henderson, who played 14 seasons in the major leagues and hit one of the most famous home runs in postseason history, died in Seattle on Sunday following a massive heart attack. He was 57 years old.
Henderson, known as "Hendu," passed away at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He underwent a kidney transplant on Oct. 26. Henderson is survived by his sons, Chase and Trent, and his wife Nancy.
Henderson played in the majors with the Seattle Mariners (1981-86), Boston Red Sox (1986-87), San Francisco Giants (1987), Oakland Athletics (1988-93) and Kansas City Royals (1994).
In 1986, Henderson hit a ninth-inning, two-out, two-strike home run that lifted the Red Sox to a Game 5 victory over the Angels in the American League Championship Series to help send the series back to Boston for Game 6. The Red Sox won the next two games and advanced to the World Series.
Henderson played on Oakland's last championship team in 1989 when the A's swept the Giants to win the World Series.
"On behalf of the Seattle Mariners, I want to extend our deepest sympathies to Chase and Trent and Nancy and to Dave's many friends," Mariners president Kevin Mather said in a statement. "He was a devoted father to his two sons and always willing to help someone in need.
"Dave was one of the most popular Mariners in our history, but Dave was also one of the most popular players in Red Sox and A's history. He had a special ability to connect with people, both inside the game and in the communities in which he lived. I never saw him at the ballpark, or on the golf course, without a big smile on his face."
Former Reds LHP O'Toole dies at 78
Former Cincinnati Reds All-Star pitcher Jim O'Toole has died at age 78 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
O'Toole reportedly died on Saturday at his home. He spent Christmas with his family the previous day.
The left-hander O'Toole spent nine of his 10 major-league seasons with the Reds before finishing his career with the Chicago White Sox in 1967. He went 98-84 with a 3.57 ERA.
O'Toole was the National League's starting pitcher in the 1963 All-Star Game. He won a career-best 19 games in 1961.
He also started two games in the 1961 World Series against the New York Yankees. O'Toole allowed just four runs in the outings but lost both as he was outdueled by Whitey Ford both times.
O'Toole was inducted into the Reds' Hall of Fame in 1970

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