Dave Henderson Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Jan 31, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on May 19, 2022
Famously called 'Hendu,' Dave Henderson was born on July 21, 1958, in Merced, California, United States..
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About Dave Henderson

Dave Henderson is an ace baseball player who is an American and has an African background.
The American full-time baseball player Dave Henderson was born David Lee Henderson and earned the sobriquet 'Hendu' by his fans. He is a celebrity baseball player who died due to a heart attack on December 27, 2015, at the age of 57, in Seattle, WA, United States of America.
In Henderson's career of 14-years predominantly as an outfielder, he has played for Boston Red Sox, the Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, Kansas City Royals, and Oakland Athletics in MLB (Major League Baseball). July-born Dave Henderson's zodiac sign is Cancer.
He earned his fame because of the time spent with the teams such as Oakland Athletics and the Seattle Mariners. In 1989, Dave won the World Series as a teammate of the Athletic. After two months of kidney transplantation in December 2015, Henderson died due to a heart attack leaving behind his wife, Nancy Henderson.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Dave Henderson's net worth?

The net worth of Dave Henderson, estimated by Forbs, Wikipedia, is nearly $1.5 Million.

How much did Dave Henderson earn per year?

Though Dave Henderson played with several teams and was a budding MLB player, his yearly income is unknown. However, according to sources, an average MLB player earns around $4.38 million. Hence, one can say that Dave Henderson made good money and led a luxurious life till his death.
He has also worked as an announcer, so his average salary would have been around $75,000 if he were alive as a sports commentator.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Dave Henderson?

Dave Henderson stands 6 ft 4 in (196 cm) tall.

How old was Dave Henderson?

Born in July 1958, Dave Henderson was 57 years old in 2015 when he died due to a heart attack.

Childhood And Education

David Lee Henderson was the birth name of Dave Henderson. He was born in Merced, California, USA, and was bought up in Dos Palos in July. Dave Henderson went to Dos Palos High School in Dos Palos, California. He played Baseball and Football during his school days. Henderson's uncle, Joe Henderson, is a former MLB pitcher of the 1970s. Nothing much is known about Henderson's parents and siblings.
With the football team, which won In championships of his in 1975 and 1976, He played running back, tight end, and strong safety for the football team which won the championships in 1975 and 1976.
One of his school baseball teammates was MVP Stan Holmes, the future of the College World Series.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Dave Henderson's partner?

Nancy Henderson is the second wife of Dave Henderson. Nancy Henderson and Dave Henderson have two sons, Chase Henderson and Trent Henderson. One of his sons has Angelman syndrome, for which Dave Henderson raised research funding.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

During his college days, Dave Henderson played both football and baseball. In 1975 and 1976, Henderson's football team won the championships, and in 1976 and 1977, Henderson won the championship for baseball. In 2012, Henderson's football and baseball uniform numbers 42 and 22 were placed in Dos Palos Bronco school's Hall of Fame. The school named its baseball field after Henderson's name in his honor.
Dave Henderson's professional baseball career started in 1977 when the Seattle Mariners selected him from the Major League Baseball draft. In this season, he played Class A Northwest League and California league. In 1978, Henderson played with the Stockton Mariners; in 1979, he played with the San Jose Missions, and in 1980, Henderson moved up to Class AAA and played the Pacific Coast League, the Spokane Indians.
In 1986, The Red Sox selected Henderson and sent Mike Brown and a few other players to Seattle for the American League East division. In this series, Henderson played as a center field. In the 1988 MLB series, Henderson worked as a free agent for Oakland, and in 1994, he was a free agent for Kansas City Royals.
In 1994, Dane Henderson announced his retirement, and he played his last MLB series against Minnesota Twins. After retirement, Henderson, from 1997 to 2006, worked for the Seattle Mariners as a color commentator on television and radio. After a few years, in 2011 - 12, Henderson came back as a part of a rotating crew to the booth's part-time announcers who worked with Rick Rizzs.
Dave Henderson is best known for the fifth game ninth inning of the American League Championship Series of 1986, where he hit a two-out and two-strike home run. Four times in his career, Henderson has played a vital role in making his team reach the World Series. In 1986, Henderson made his team Boston reach the world series and Oakland three times in 1988, 1989, and 1990. In 1989, he made his team Oakland win the championship.

Charity Work

Dave Henderson co-founded a charity that gives gifts to children during the Christmas season.

What awards did Dave Henderson win?

Dave Henderson has gained immense respect and fame as a baseball player in a career of ups and downs. To add to his fame, he won the Player of the Month award in 1991 and the Moose Clausen award in 2005.

Other Interesting Dave Henderson Facts And Trivia

Dave Henderson was a star baseball and football player of his Dos Palos High School Broncos. His school then retired Henderson's jersey number in baseball and football.
In his professional baseball career of 14 years, Henderson played six seasons, 654 games with Seattle and 36 games with Boston Red Sox.
Overall, the ace baseball player Dave Henderson has played 14 MLB seasons, 1538 games, and batting. 258 with 197 home runs and 708 RBIs.
In these 14 years in Major League Baseball, he has been associated with the teams like Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, Oakland Athletics, Kansas City Royals, and San Francisco Giants.
Though Henderson had played many games in his career and reached finals, the only time he won the World Series championship, and All-Star Game was when he was with the Oakland team.
Henderson missed 104 successive games of the 1992 season due to an injury in the right hamstring.
On the Opening Day of the 1981 season, Henderson was called the Mariners' starting center fielder for proceeding hitless in four at-bats.
After retiring as a professional baseball player, Henderson lived in Seattle and continued as a broadcaster, an agent, and operating fantasy camps in baseball.
In the 1990s, Henderson possessed and guided Dave Henderson's Ball Yard in Bellevue, Washington, United States.
Two months post kidney transplant surgery, Henderson died due to a heart attack on December 27, 2015, at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle.
Dave Henderson was associated with teammates like Rickey Henderson, an outfielder of the Athletics team, which won the World Series in 1989.
Dave Henderson is one of the wealthiest Baseball Players, and he is listed as the most celebrated Baseball Player.
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Dave Henderson Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

David Lee Henderson

Date of Birth


Date of Death




Place of Birth

Merced, California


196 cm


Baseball Player


Dos Palos High School

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Nancy Henderson
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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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