- Category : Sports-Baseball
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/4 - Investigating / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Laws 2
American baseball player.
He debuted with the New York Yankees on 5/11/1937 and helped the team capture six pennants. With 22 home runs during the 1938 season, followed by 31 more during 1941, he earned the nickname "Old Reliable." An outstanding fielder as well as a sweet hitter, Henrich, along with the legendary Joe DiMaggio and Charlie Keller, formed one of the most acclaimed outfields in Yankee history.
In April 1937, after emerging from the Indians’ farm system, Henrich was ruled a free agent. Statistically his best season was 1948, but his value to the Yankees was even greater during the 1949 season, when his consistent clutch hitting kept them in the race for the pennant. He finished sixth in the MVP voting that year. While he only played in four World Series games due to military service and injuries, he was a key player in two of the most famous games ever, 1941 and 1949.
The 6' tall, 180 lb. Henrich was a great ambassador for the game of baseball, and was known as a sensational storyteller.
He died on December 1, 2009 in Dayton, OH; he was 96.