David Henderson played in Major League Baseball for the Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, and Kansas City Royals during his 14-year career. Critics argue that Henderson was one of baseball's biggest surprises. Selected for the 1991 All-Star Game, Henderson was on his way to the best season of his career. However, Henderson was never the same player after blowing out his knee the previous season. He finished up his career as a reserve player with the Kansas City Royals in 1994. From 1997 to 2006, Henderson worked as a color commentator during Seattle Mariners radio and television broadcasts. Having recently died from a heart attack at a fairly young age, I would ague that David Henderson's career warrants a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Dave Henderson was a great baseball player and his death at such a young age is sad. He should not be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He was a good player, but didn't do enough to warrant being inducted into the Hall of Fame. He was not one of the top 5-10% of players in his era.
It's a pity that Dave Henderson died at a relatively young age and may he rest in peace. But he should not be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Sure everybody remembers when he hit the ninth inning home run on game 5 of the 1986 world series but his stats are not Hall of Fame worthy.
Let the judges decide. If his record is good enough than it will happen. I think they should open that up for democratic voting, however. Let the fans vote and decide who should be inducted and who should not be. I think that would be much more fair. I doubt it will happen.