Former Bulldog, Jim Henderson, was called up this summer to pitch for the Milwaukee Brewers. He became one of three bulldogs to play in the Major leagues. Henderson started his career at TWC in 2003 in the outfield, before moving to the mound and being drafted in the 26th round by the Montreal Expos.
Henderson played for several rookie leagues before signing a minor league contract with the Brewers in 2009. He played that season for the Class A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, but also played for the Class A- Advanced Brevard County Manatees and Double A Huntsville Stars. In 2010, he played entirely for the Huntsville Stars. He split the 2011 season between Huntsville and the Triple-A Nashville Sounds.
Since July 26th, he came in as a relief pitcher for the Brewers in 36 games. He pitched a total of 30.2 innings giving up 26 hits and 12 runs. He has a 3.52 ERA with 3 saves and 45 strikeouts for the season. Henderson earns Most Valuable Brewers Honorable Mention honors for his work this season.