Floyd “Butch” Henry

Class of 2010
Voted the second recipient of the “Recognized El Paso Major Leaguer Award” in 2002 by the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame
Outstanding as a Youth baseball player for Eastwood Optimists
Standout pitcher at Eastwood High School and played for El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Coach Ray Saenz
Had a 10-1 record with a 0.79 ERA as a Senior
Named to 3 All District teams in his 3 years of varsity play
Earned multiple All City Honors
Named El Paso City “Most Valuable Player” in 1987
Named to Texas All State team in 1987
Part of renowned “1, 2 Pitching Twosome” with fellow Trooper and also future Major Leaguer Frank Castillo
Played on team that produced two future El Paso High School Coaches in Ruly Medrano and Larry Vucan
Turned down opportunity for baseball scholarship to University of Texas to turn Professional
Drafted and signed with the Cincinnati Reds in 1987
Named Class A All Star by Baseball America and Midwest League following a 16-2 record and a 2.26 ERA with 27 starts in 1988
Played Professional baseball from 1987 to 2001 including seven seasons in the Major Leagues with Houston, Colorado, Montreal, Boston, and Seattle
Traded to the Houston Astros in 1990 and made his Major League debut on April 9, 1992
He made 28 starts with a 6-9 record and a 4.02 ERA in his Rookie season which saw the Astros only score 13 runs in his 9 losses
Finished the season tied for the team lead in shutouts and complete games and ranked second in innings pitched, strikeouts and starts
Selected in the fifth round of the 1992 expansion draft by the Colorado Rockies
Later traded to Expos and went 8-3 with a 2.43 ERA in 1994 and finished second in ERA but just missed the qualifying inning mark by 6 2/3innings
In 1996, he was 7-9 with 21 starts and a 2.84 earned run average
Injury sidelined him for balance of 1996 season
In 1997, he posted a 7-3 mark with the Boston Red Sox in 36 games with a 3.52 ERA
Missed most of 1998 season with an injury
Signed with Seattle in 1999 but saw limited action due to injuries
His lifetime pro career record was 33-33 with 621 innings pitched and a 3.83 ERA
In 11 seasons of minor league play, he had a 54-35 record with 727 innings pitched and a 3.81 earned run average
Served as Roving Pitching Instructor for Major League organizations following his pro playing career
Served as Pitching Coach with the Cincinnati Red organization in 2004 with the GCL Reds
In 2005, he coached at Billings
Served as manager of the El Paso Diablos from 2006 to 2010
Named American Association “Manager of the Year” in 2007
Considered one of the best if not the best “Left Handed Pitchers” to ever play high school baseball in El Paso