Henri Rondeau, Washington Senators, 1916
May 5, 1887|
|Died: May 28, 1943
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|April 11, 1913 for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 1, 1916 for the Washington Senators|
|Runs batted in||37|
Henri Joseph Rondeau (May 5, 1887 – May 28, 1943) was a Major League Baseball player who played one season with the Detroit Tigers in 1913 and two seasons with the Washington Senators from 1915 to 1916.
Born in Danielson, Connecticut, Rondeau began his professional career in 1909 with the Worcester Busters of the New England League. In 1912, while played for the Jersey City Skeeters in the International League, he was drafted in September by the Senators in the rule 5 draft. The Senators then sold him to the Tigers two days later.
Rondeau had a .206 batting average in 99 games (272 at bats) over his major league career. His career on-base percentage was .311. He played 59 of his major league games as an outfielder, but also played 16 games as a catcher.
in 1915, Rondeau owned the Millers' high batting average of .333 in 496 at-bats and he also topped the Millers with his 23 stolen bases. Rondeau was one of 42 players from 1902 to 1952 to play in 10 or more seasons as a member of the American Association. After leaving the Millers, Rondeau played one more minor league season in 1925, splitting the season between the Little Rock Travelers and the Hartford Senators.
As of the end of the 2010 season, Rondeau is the only major league baseball player in history named "Henri."
Rondeau died in 1943 at age 56 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He was buried at Precious Blood Cemetery in Woonsocket.
- Minneapolis Millers Individual Statistics - 1911–1920 at stewthornley.net
- Minneapolis Millers Individual Statistics - 1921–1930 at stewthornley.net
- American Association Almanac at www.americanassociationalmanac.com
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Baseball Almanac
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