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  • Ron Henry and Harry Warner, former Twins figures, pass away

    Catcher Ron Henry played for the Twins in 1961 and 1964, hitting .130 in 69 at-bats. He victimized two pitchers for home runs: Don Lee and Dave Vineyard. He died May 14 at 79.

    For the past 35 years, Ron Henry was a fixture at Denver bars and clubs where he was a well-known singer and actor, but what his fans may not know is that he also played major-league baseball.

    To his five children, his siblings and his many grandchildren, Henry was fun-loving and a joy to be around.

    “He loved his friends, he loved his life, he loved all the people he encountered, all the people he interacted with especially with the music,” said Rebecca Mobley, one of Henry’s daughters.

    Ronald Baxter Henry died on May 14 at his home in Denver from cardiovascular disease and end stage renal disease. He was 79.
    Read more:

    http://www.denverpost.com/2016/06/02...henry-dies-79/

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    Harry Warner was a longtime manager in the Twins minor league system. He later scouted for the club. He died April 11, 2015 at 86, but his death was not reported in this forum.

    Our beloved father, Harry C. Warner, 86, of Reeders, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 11. He was the husband of the late Betty J. (Bost) Warner who died January 8, 1994. ...

    Harry will always be remembered as a great coach and mentor to many baseball players and helped mold their careers. He touched many lives and was full of encouragement. He always told us to persevere and to “pull up our bootstraps”. That was just one of his many sayings.

    He loved to hunt with his buddies and brothers-in-law. He was always ready for a hot dog and a beer.

    His career in playing baseball began in the Poconos and in 1946 and from there he played with and managed the Boston Braves, Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins, Erie Senators, Orlando Twins, Charlotte Hornets, Tacoma Twins, Lychburg Twins, Renao Silver Sox, Wisconsin Rapid Twins, Toronto Blue Jays, Syracus Chiefs, and Visalia Oaks. From 1984 to 1990 he scouted for the Minnesota Twins and San Diego Padres.

    The highlight and lifelong dream was when he made it to the Major Leagues. In 1981 he began his career with the Milwaukee Brewers as Third Base Coach. He had yet another dream come true when he went to the American League championship playoffs, and continued to play against the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1982 World Series.

    Harry was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tannersville and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni.
    Read more:

    http://www.wmhclarkfuneralhome.com/f...02&fh_id=13105

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