Sunday, December 25, 2016

Happy # 58 Rickey Henderson


We say happy # 58 to Rickey Henderson.    He was born in Chicago but grew up in Oakland, California.    

Rickey made his debut in 1979 going 2-for-4 against Texas.   His career took off in 1980 stealing 396 bases over 4 seasons.   He was traded to the Yankees in 1985 and back to the A's in 1989.   He was with the A's when they won 3 straight AL pennants, 1989-90-91.   He also played with Toronto when they won the World Series in 1993.

Overall, he hit .279, with 3,055 hits.   He is the all time leader in runs scored (2,295) and stolen bases (1,406).

Henderson was the greatest lead off hitter in baseball history.    In 2009, Rickey was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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