In Memoriam: Baseball legend and anti-gun advocate Florence Henderson, 82

Florence Henderson, best known to the world as part of the famous Brady family, has passed away. She was 82.
As a part of the Brady family, she was part of a team that helped introduce the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, commonly known as the Brady Bill, which passed into law in 1993.
In addition to her Brady notoriety, Henderson was also a five-tool baseball talent considered by many to be one of the greatest players of all time. Henderson is known for stealing a single-season record 130 bases for the Oakland A’s in 1982, and established a career major league record with 1406 career thefts. Henderson’s 2295 runs scored also established a major league record, besting Ty Cobb’s mark of 2244, and Henderson even held the career record for most bases on balls drawn with 2190 before Barry Bonds bested the mark. Bonds went on to draw over 2500 career free passes.
Mourners are expected to hold vigils at both the United States Capitol Building in Washington as well as the Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

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Henderson poses with several members of the Brady family and Dodgers legend Don Newcombe before an exhibition game. Henderson collected 3 singles, 2 steals, and 2 runs scored in the game.

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