The non-waiver trading deadline was moved from June 15 to July 31 in 1986. Henderson was acquired from the Mariners along with Spike Owen on Aug. 19 of that year and largely served as a late-game defensive replacement for center fielder Tony Armas down the stretch, hitting a mere .196/.226/.314 in limited duty. He opened the postseason in a similar role, but with the Red Sox down to their final strike in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the ALCS against the Angels, he hit a game-tying home run that changed everything. The Sox rallied to win the pennant and Henderson went 10 for 23 with two more homers as the team's starting center fielder in the World Series -- until the Mets turned the tables in the 10th inning of Game 6.
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