Henderson, Arthur - Rats


Born: Aug. 29, 1897, Richmond, VA
Died: Wilmington, DE

Just when a batter figured out Arthur Henderson's blinding fastball, is the moment he would hurl his patented sharp-breaking curve. The man known as "Rats" rose to prominence while playing Negro League ball for the Atlantic City Bacharach Giants from 1923 to 1929.  He also played with Chappie Johnson’s All Stars in 1924 and the Detroit Stars in 1931.

The Bacharach Giants were charter members of the Eastern Colored League. Rats was considered one of the best pitchers in the league.