Bill Henry, former major league pitcher, dies in Florida
September 2, 2007
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Bill Henry, who pitched in the majors for more than 15 seasons, has died. He was 83.
Henry died Aug. 27 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, two days after he suffered a heart attack, his stepdaughter Debbie Lee said.
Born William Rodman Henry in Alice, Texas, the left-hander made his major-league debut in 1952 with the Boston Red Sox. Henry later pitched for the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants before ending his career in 1969 with the Houston Astros.
He finished with a career record of 46-50 and pitched in two games in the World Series in 1961 with the Reds.
Lee said her father enjoyed his time on the mound, but also picked up another sport -- golf -- later in life.
Henry is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Jean Henry, and his stepchildren, Lee said.