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Reds Reliever Bill Henry (1927-2014) passes away at age 86

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  • Reds Reliever Bill Henry (1927-2014) passes away at age 86

    Bill Henry, who had some of his best years with the Cincinnati Reds, passed away April 11 at age 86.
    Henry pitched in the second all-star game of 1960, representing the Reds and pitched for them in the 1961 World Series.
    In all Henry spent six years with the Reds (1960-1965) in the middle of a 16 year major leagues career (1952-1955, 1958-1969). He pitched in 527 major league game,s all but 44 of them in relief. Henry came up through the Boston Red Sox farm system and pitched for Boston for four seasons 1952-1955. He had to return to the minors for two seasons, but came back a much better pitcher with the Chicago Cubs in 1958 & 1959 before joining the Reds in '60. He enjoyed some success with the San Francisco Giants, pitching all or parts of four seasons with them late in his career and finished up with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1968) and the HoustonAstros (1969). For his career he was 46-50, with 90 Saves and a 3.26 earned run average. After finally reaching the majors in his mid-twenties he pitched in the majors through age 41. He was a lifelong Texan.
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 04-17-2014, 07:54 AM.

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    May he rest in peace. I saw him play several times at Crosley Field either in-person or on TV.

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