Gunnar Henderson Father Allen And Mother Kerry Henderson
Gunnar Henderson parents Allen and Kerry Henderson raised their three sons in Alabama.
The middle child of Allen and Kerry, Gunnar was brought up in a household that treasured the game so much that they decided it was better to build a baseball field right in their backyard.
Allen Henderson Was The First Coach Of His Sons
After shifting to Selma, Alabama and seeing the lack of baseball fields, Allen decided to make one on his property.
The sport had preoccupied their lives and whether it would be late night or early morning, baseball was the only thing Gunnar looked forward to every day.
The future MLB star, Gunnar, always followed his father's advice during his early years. It was only after reaching a higher level in minor leagues that the pitchers saw his vulnerability and started exploiting it. But Gunnar had an answer prepared for that as well.
Allen would advise his son to swing his bat the same way as the ball approached him. Though Gunnar has now sharpened his baseball skills even more after reaching the penultimate level in the sport, one of the first pieces of baseball advice given to him was the reason for his success early on.
After signing with the Orioles and receiving the signing bonus, Gunnar built the baseball field made by his dad. And now the field is enclosed by a batting cage which only shows how deep-rooted baseball has become for the Hendersons.
Kerry Henderson Was A Crimson Tide Supporter
Kerry Henderson was a Crimson Tide supporter before she met Allen.
A fan of the University of Alabama athletics team, Kerry converted to supporting Auburn Tigres. Gunnar revealed the story during his interview with The Athletics in 2022.
During Gunnar's interviews, there is one thing that is very noticeable and that is the amount of time he uses, Yes, sir and No, ma'am. Gunnar says it is a southern thing but he said it with respect to his senior, something Allen and Kerry had taught since he was a kid with his two siblings.