Rickey Henderson

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Sports Speaker Rickey Henderson was a smooth criminal on the base paths during his 25-year career in the MLB. A talented left fielder and leadoff hitter, Rickey holds major league records for most career stolen bases (1,406) and single season stolen bases (130). He spent a majority of his career with the Oakland Athletics on his way to 10 total All-Star Game appearances, 2 World Series titles and the 1990 American League MVP award.

Every team needs a leadoff hitter who can get on base by way of a hit or a walk and Rickey was a master craftsman in the batter’s box. He forced pitchers to give him something to hit. Rickey ended his career as the all-time leader in walks and leadoff home runs. He was drafted by the Athletics in 1976, making his debut in the majors in 1979. Rickey was a catalyst on the baseball field. His high energy and high level of play elevated the game and intensity of those around him. In just his second season in the big leagues, Sports Speaker Rickey Henderson became only the third player in MLB history to steal 100 or more bases in a season. He is the only player to record 100 runs, 100 stolen bases and 100 walks in a single season. What’s more, Rickey did it 3 times.

The Athletics traded Rickey to the New York Yankees in 1984. He played with the Yanks for 5 seasons before making his triumphant return to the Athletics in 1989. This was a big year for Rickey in which he helped bring the Athletics their ninth World Series title. His second World Series win came as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993. After his playing days were over, Rickey worked as a special instructor and first base coach for the New York Mets. He officially retired from the MLB in 2007.

Sports Speaker Rickey Henderson is a legendary MLB personality whose records in the league may never be outdone.