FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
#52 KEN HENDRSON
ATLANTA BRAVES 1976
Ken Henderson probably had his best year with the Chicago White Sox in 1974, which probably led the Braves to think it was a good idea to acquire him from the Sox for Ralph Garr in 1976. By the time the Braves acquired him, he managed a decent if not outstanding season of 13 home runs and a .262 batting average that year. The following year he went to Texas with several other Braves in the Jeff Burroughs trade.
It's easy to pick out Ken's career Brave highlight. April 13, 1976 marked the first Brave home game since the Braves were purchased by their colorful new owner Ted Turner. In the second inning of that game, Ken knocked a home run off Gary Nolan of the Reds. As he rounded third a crazed fan jumped onto the field and came right at him! Except it wasn't a fan. It was Ted Turner! It proved to be a temporary thrill as the Braves ended up losing the game 6-1. But I'll always remember that rather odd moment.