Tuesday, September 16, 2014

#281 Butch Henry

About the Front: Dark jersey and sparse ballpark backdrop - these are the telltale signs of a spring training photo.

About the Back: Butch Henry bears some physical resemblance to Luke Scott, who played outfield and DH'ed for the Astros, Orioles, and Rays in recent years.

Triple Play:

1. On May 8, 1992, Butch hit an inside-the-park, three-run homer off of Doug Drabek. It was his only career round-tripper, and the most recent inside-the-parker by a pitcher.

2. His best season was 1994, when he went 8-3 with a 2.43 ERA in 107.1 innings with Montreal. He also collected nine hits in 31 at-bats, with a triple-slash of .290/.353/.323 with two RBI.

3. Henry coached in the Reds' organization for a few years, and also managed the independent El Paso Diablos from 2007 through 2010.

11-Year-Old Kevin Says: It never occurred to me that "Butch" was not Henry's birth name. I guess I was a trusting soul. For the record, it's Floyd Bluford Henry. So...yeah, Butch is an improvement.

Bill James Said: "Henry, after pitching over his head in 1992, was dragooned by the Rockies." That's one way of putting it. He went 2-8 with a 6.59 ERA in 20 games (15 starts) for Colorado, allowing 117 hits in 84.2 innings.

On This Date in 1993: September 16. At age 41, Dave Winfield collects his 3,000th career hit, an RBI single off of Dennis Eckersley in the ninth inning in Minnesota. Winfield will come around to score the tying run on Scott Stahoviak's base hit, but Shane Mack is thrown out at home by left fielder Kurt Abbott. This wild A's-Twins game goes 13 innings, with Oakland blowing another two-run lead in the final frame to fall, 5-4. Chip Hale's single finally plates Kirby Puckett with the winning run.

1 comment:

  1. "Butch Henry bears some physical resemblance to Luke Scott," I don't see any guns or bibles in that photo...