Rickey Henderson is a baseball legend…in more ways than one. Not only did Rickey’s 25-year playing career put him into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but the stories that have been told about him only added to his reputation as a slightly off-center yet lovable character. Yesterday, Rickey went on the Jim Rome show and set the record straight – or thought that he was, anyway – about some of the legendary “Rickey” stories that have been floating around for years.
As one story goes, Rickey, while playing with the Mets, once went up to then teammate John Olerud, who was known for wearing a flapless batting helmet while on defense, and said that he had played with someone in Toronto who also wore a batting helmet while on defense. That person was actually Olerud, who was on that Blue Jays team with Rickey.
So, to set the record straight, here's Rickey on Rickey stories. As you will hear, Rickey isn’t exactly the most articulate person to have on a radio show.
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