» August 17, 1986: The Red Sox trade highly touted SS Rey Quinones, Mike Brown, and P Mike Trujillo to the Mariners for SS Spike Owen, OF Dave Henderson and John Christenson.
» October 12, 1986: One loss away from elimination and trailing 5–2 entering the 9th, the Red Sox stage one of the most improbable comebacks in post-season history winning 7–6 over the Angels in 11 innings. After Don Baylor's 9th-inning home run reduces the deficit to 5–4, reserve outfielder Dave Henderson slugs a 2-out, 2-run home run off Donnie Moore to give Boston a 6–5 lead. California ties the score with a run in the bottom of the 9th but Henderson, who had appeared to be the goat when he dropped Bobby Grich's long fly ball over the fence for a home run in the 7th inning, delivers a sacrifice fly in the 11th for the winning run.
» September 1, 1987:
The Red Sox trade two heroes from their 1986 American League Championship team, sending DH Don Baylor to the Twins and OF Dave Henderson to the Giants for players to be named later.
» December 21, 1987: The A's sign free agent Dave Henderson, who played this past season with the San Francisco Giants.
» July 18, 1989: Donnie Moore, 35, shoots himself to death at his home after shooting and critically wounding his estranged wife Tonya. Friends said Moore was haunted by the 2-run home run he surrendered to Dave Henderson in game five of the 1986 ALCS, costing the Angels a trip to the World Series, and that he had been even more depressed since his release last month by minor league Omaha.
» June 29, 1990: Oakland's Dave Stewart and the Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela both throw no-hitters today, the first time this has happened since Hippo Vaughan and Fred Toney's double no-hitter in 1917. Stewart blanks the Blue Jays 5–0, and a few hours later Valenzuela beats the Cardinals 6–0. The only threat to Stewart is a fly ball by Fred McGriff that Dave Henderson catches with his back pinned to the wall. Fernando almost loses his no-hitter with one out in the 9th when Pedro Guerrero hits a grounder up the middle with a runner on. Valenzuela, a former Gold Glover deflects the ball to 2B where SS Alfredo Griffin starts a DP.
» October 2, 1990: Oakland's Bob Welch wins his 27th game of the year, beating California, 6–4. The two Hendersons -- Dave Henderson and Rickey Henderson —- score five runs. Welch wins his 27 in just 238 innings, a ML-record average of one win per nine innings, the only pitcher to do so. Welch had no wins out of the bullpen (as noted by Bill Deane), unlike Bob Grim, who won 20 games in 1954 in 199 IP.
» August 3, 1991: Oakland OF Dave Henderson blasts three home runs in his first three at bats in an 8-6 loss to Minnesota.
» January 30, 1994:
The Royals sign free agent OF Dave Henderson.