Fort Wayne’s All-Time Greatest Series: Butch Henline, catcher

Born in Fort Wayne in 1894, the catcher played for four Major League teams from 1921-31. He hit .316 as a rookie with the Phillies in 1922 playing in 33 games and .324 the next season when he hit a career-high 14 home runs and drove in 64 runs in 125 games. He finished with 611 hits, 40 home runs and 268 RBIs during his career in 740 games. After his playing career ended in the minor leagues in 1934, he became an umpire, serving in the National League from 1945-48, and also worked the 1947 All-Star Game.


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