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Mets Still Searching For Answers At Leadoff Spot

Of all the Mets’ off-season questions, the matter of their leadoff hitter is one of the most intriguing. That is especially if their intent is to fill it from within. With no budding Lou Brock or Rickey Henderson in their farm system, or even a Jose Reyes, their best hope is on their current 40-man roster. I say that because there’s no real answer for them in a particularly weak...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon steals 40 bases

Rickey Henderson stole 93 bags in 1988 Credit: PhotoFile Second basemen Dee Gordon of the Los Angeles Dodgers swiped his Major League-leading 40th stolen base of the season. It came in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Gordon attempted a second steal but was thrown out at third in the seventh inning. Gordon has been caught seven times, and has...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Fans Paint Mural Urging Team to Stay in City, Draw Attention of Rickey Henderson (Video)

Oakland Athletics fans are passionate about their team, and as most fans are wont to do, the A’s fanbase is doing their best to keep the A’s in Oakland. The team’s search for a new ballpark is well documented, especially as the Coliseum has fallen further and futher into disrepair — just this season, the A’s dugout was flooded with sewage during more than one game...
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Rickey Henderson Cheers as His Mascot Wins Race (Video)

Rickey Henderson Cheers as His Mascot Wins Race (Video) Rickey Henderson has always been highly entertaining. If BSO was around during his prime, I’m sure there would be constant stories about him. In the video above you can see him cheering on a Rickey Henderson mascot winning a race against mascot versions of Hall of Famers Dennis Eckersley and Rollie Fingers. I imagine Rickey...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

This Day In History: Rickey Henderson Made MLB Debut

On this day in 1979 the Oakland A’s played a doubleheader against the Texas Rangers.  Texas would sweep the days games behind strong pitching performances by John Henry Johnson and Doc Medich.  However that doubleheader had a significant moment in game 1.  Little did pitcher John Johnson and catcher Jim Sundberg know that the rookie leadoff man Rickey Henderson would steal his...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

A's get insight from Hall of Famer Henderson

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. ) By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Rickey Henderson bounced through the Oakland clubhouse from one player to the next, one corner to the other, with a stop at the breakfast table to greet a few more guys before moving on to meet with Daric Barton by his locker. The high-energy Henderson helped awaken a tired group just 11 hours after losing...
Via Fox Sports
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Rickey Henderson, the greatest ever

There is only one Rickey Henderson and in my mind he was greatest ever. Yes, he only had 297 career homers and yes his career batting average in only .279. But, I believe, being a career leadoff hitter, his batting average is somewhat jaded. Listen, we all know that Rickey was clearly a thief on the base path. Anyone ever heard of a Rickey-Rally?... Read more
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Rickey Henderson breaks stolen base record on This Day in Baseball

Prince of thieves: August 27, 1982, Rickey Henderson of the Oakland A’s breaks Lou Brock’s single-season stolen base record. Henderson steals his 119th base, surpassing Brock’s total of 118 thefts. Henderson stole the base in the 3rd and would steal three more bases in a 5-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. He finished the season with 130 stolen bases. Henderson would eventually...
Via The Baseball Page
August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Happy Black History Month: A Rickey Henderson Memory

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...
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February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

A Look At “Unbreakable” Records: Rickey Henderson’s 1,406 Career Stolen Bases.

Rickey Henderson said it the only way Rickey would on the day he stole his 939th base, passing Lou Brock for first on the All-time list: “Today, I’m the greatest of all time.” Mind you, Lou Brock was standing right next to Henderson when he proclaimed that over the PA system, but that’s besides the point. That statement showed the amount of confidence that Rickey had in his...
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November 14, 2011  |  Discuss
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