From BR Bullpen
Henry Cruz Acosta
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 0", Weight 175 lb.
- High School Fajardo High School
- Debut April 18, 1975
- Final Game July 30, 1978
- Born February 27, 1952 in Christiansted, V.I.
 Biographical Information
Henry Cruz was born in the Virgin Islands but his family returned to his father's roots in Fajardo, Puerto Rico when he was a little baby. He saw spot duty with the Los Angeles Dodgers in parts of 1975 and 1976. Cruz hit .353 for Albuquerque in 1977 and was released at the close of the minor league season, only to be claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox on September 2, 1977. He was a reserve with the White Sox in the first half of 1978 but was released and never made it back to the majors.
Cruz was hitting coach of the 2007 Ogden Raptors. When Dave Collins stepped down as manager of the Inland Empire 66ers in January of 2008 and hitting coach John Valentin took his place, Cruz became the team's new hitting coach.