World Series Heroes of the 1980s

Dave Henderson
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Dave Henderson


Postponed by 10 days because of the famous Loma Prieta earthquake, Game 3 of the 1989 World Series took place with the A's leading the Giants two games to none. Oakland would expand its lead behind the strength of Dave Henderson, who smashed two home runs, a double and added four RBIs in a 13-7 victory. Hendu, who hit .308 for the series, chipped in a hit and two runs in the A's Game 4 triumph as well, completing the sweep of their in-state rivals and winning their first Series in 15 years.

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