Snake Henry

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Snake Henry
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Snake Henry with a minor league team, circa 1917.
First baseman
Born: (1895-07-19)July 19, 1895
Waynesville, North Carolina
Died: October 12, 1987(1987-10-12) (aged 92)
Wendell, North Carolina
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 15, 1922, for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
May 14, 1923, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average .187
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 7
Teams

Frederick Marshall "Snake" Henry (July 19, 1895 in Waynesville, North Carolina – October 12, 1987 in Wendell, North Carolina) was a major league baseball first baseman and minor league manager.

Henry played in a total of twenty nine games for the Boston Braves during the 1922 and 1923 seasons. He compiled a .187 batting average with four doubles, one triple, and seven runs batted in.

Henry's greatest achievements in baseball were in the minor leagues where he compiled 3384 career hits (fifth all time in minor league history), 675 doubles, and 200 triples (both ranking him second all time).

He also saw service as a minor league manager including an explosive stint with the Kinston Eagles in 1939. During that year, Henry physically attacked an umpire on the field after a close play at third. The assault included a knee to the groin, shoving and much swearing. It precipitated a near riot from the fans, and a one-year suspension for Henry.

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