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Bill Henry
Born: October 15, 1927 (1927-10-15) (age 82)
Alice, Texas
Batted: Left Threw: Left 
MLB debut
April 17, 1952 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 16, 1969 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
Earned run average     3.26
Wins     46
Strikeouts     621
Saves     90
Career highlights and awards

William (Bill) Rodman Henry (born October 15, 1927) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1952-1969. Born in Alice, Texas, he played for the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Houston Astros.

After playing college baseball for the Houston Cougars, he began his career for the Red Sox in 1952, and was primarily a starter for the team. [1] Henry was the first from the University of Houston's baseball history to make it to the major league. After a two year absence from the major leagues, he returned to MLB as a relief pitcher for the Cubs in 1958. He would only make 2 starts the rest of his career.

As a relief pitcher, Henry amassed 90 saves. He appeared in the 1960 All-Star Game, and pitched in the 1961 World Series while on the Cincinnati Reds.

Henry was released by the Houston Astros on June 28, 1969, ending his major league career.

Henry was a victim of identity theft and his death was erroneously reported in August 2007 in a news story that was widely circulated.[2] He was contacted by baseball historian David Allen Lambert who first reported his false death report to him. He currently resides in Deer Park, Texas, near Houston.[3] Bill Henry's story appeared in Sports Illustrated Magazine in Rick Reilly's Life of Reilly column entitled "The Passing of a Counterfeit Bill" (September 24, 2007, p. 76).

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