Snake Henry with a minor league team, circa 1917.
July 19, 1895|
Waynesville, North Carolina
|Died: October 12, 1987
Wendell, North Carolina
|September 15, 1922, for the Boston Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 14, 1923, for the Boston Braves|
|Runs batted in||7|
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.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Kinston history page
- Gaunt, Robert (1997). We Would Have Played Forever: The Story of the Coastal Plain Baseball League. Baseball America, Inc. ISBN 0-945164-02-5.
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