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Lady At The Bat:
During his long career, Hall Of Famer Rickey Henderson played for a whole slew of teams. One of the teams he played for, of course, was the New York Yankees (1985-1989). While wearing the pinstripes he gave Yankee fans lots of thrills, with his snatch catch, his leadoff at-bats and, of course, his stolen bases.I truly enjoyed watching Rickey Henderson on the basepaths. I have lots of memories of those times, but I don't think I'll forget one particular memory of him on base:The Yankees were playing the Baltimore Orioles at the Stadium. It was the start of the game. Henderson led off and got on base. The Orioles catcher was Rick Dempsey. You could tell Dempsey was really determined to keep Rickey at first base, or even throw him out at second. Dempsey was a wild man behind the plate. He threw down to first and second several times. He came out of crouch and faked throws several times trying to decoy Henderson. None of it worked. Henderson was at second base before Dempsey kn...
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