Touted at 19 as Willie Mays's successor, Henderson was a regular in only four of
his eight years with the Giants. He hit a career-high .294 with 17 home runs and
20 stolen bases as San Francisco's left fielder in 1970, but his average dropped
the next two years and he was traded to the White Sox. Henderson was shocked by the
trade, but recovered to hit .292 with 20 HR and 95 RBI for Chicago in 1974.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»April 19, 1970: A first-inning double by Ken Henderson is the only hit off Wayne Simpson as the Reds beat the Giants, 6–0. This is Simpson's 2nd shutout in three starts.