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  Rickey Henderson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henderson was born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in the city of Oakland, California and became friends with Oakland Athletics owner Charles O. Finley as a boy.
Henderson, blessed with speed and explosiveness, was eventually drafted by Oakland in 1976 and worked his way through the minor leagues in just three seasons.
Henderson batted.274 with 33 stolen bases in little more than half a season and (it could be argued) was as strong a Rookie of the Year candidate in 1979 as either of the co-winners (John Castino and Alfredo Griffin).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rickey_Henderson   (2453 words)

  
 Rickey Henderson Helmet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Henderson holds many major-league records, including most career stolen bases, most steals in a season with 130 in 1982, most runs scored, and most home runs leading off a game.
Henderson’s #24 is located on the brim and on the back of the helmet in white decal form.
Henderson also signed this helmet in silver paint pen, although the signature is slightly worn (6/10).
www.authenticgamers.com /henderson.helmet.html   (152 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > San Diego Padres -- Rickey to play for Surf Dawgs
Rickey Henderson set the major league record for runs scored in a career (2,295) in 2001 while with the Padres.
Henderson will earn the league maximum of $3,000 per month, but it is a marketing agreement with the GBL that will prove most lucrative to the 46-year-old outfielder.
Henderson set major league records for stolen bases (1,406), walks (2,190, which was eclipsed last season by Barry Bonds) and runs scored (2,295), and is one of only 25 players to accumulate 3,000 hits.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/padres/20050509-9999-1s9rickey.html   (857 words)

  
 Meet the Real Rickey Henderson
The perception of Rickey Henderson has too often been that he is arrogant and selfish; he cares more about Rickey than about the team.
Although Henderson may not be the same player he was 10 years ago, he is still a valuable contributor.
Rickey Henderson is a lightening rod, the mere mention of his name can draw out a wide spectrum of emotions from fans and the media.
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 Major League Baseball News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A plaque was brought out to Rickey commemorating not only his 3,000th hit, but his Major League records for walks (2,141), stolen bases in a career (1,395), stolen bases in a season (130) and runs scored (2,246).
Henderson returned to his position in left-field at the beginning of the second inning, took more cheers and then was replaced by Mike Colangelo before the inning started.
Henderson said he would like to play one more year, but his prospects are uncertain.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_news_story.jsp?GXHC_gx_session_id_=1ea07e853d60438d&GXHC_servergroup=1073&article_id=mlb_20011007_henderson_news&team_id=mlb   (809 words)

  
 Rickey Henderson | The BASEBALL Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Henderson is the all-time leader in walks, steals, and runs scored, and collected his 3,000th hit, in 2001.
Henderson's 146 runs scored led the league and was the highest total in the major leagues since Ted Williams scored 150 runs in 1949.
Henderson and Rogers Hornsby are the probably the two greatest players in baseball history who so frequently changed teams.
www.thebaseballpage.com /players/henderi01.php   (2407 words)

  
 ESPN.com: MLB - The independent and dependent Rickey
Yet ask Henderson, regarded as baseball's greatest leadoff hitter in history, if the latest unimpressive stop in his 27-year professional career is embarrassing.
Rickey Henderson's stint in the minors, no matter how long it lasts, will have no effect on his Hall of Fame eligibility, meaning baseball's all-time steals and runs leader will remain on pace for induction in 2008.
Should Henderson pursue another playing opportunity in the majors, Horn said no player has been elected to the Hall of Fame while he was active in any professional league.
espn.go.com /mlb/s/2003/0501/1548112.html   (1239 words)

  
 CBC Sports: Rickey Henderson back in majors as instructor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Henderson hasn't played big league ball since 2003, when he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Dave Stewart, Henderson's former Oakland teammate, told Minaya during the off-season that Henderson was ready.
Henderson will spend about 10 days with the Mets during the second half of spring training and will join them for a week at an unspecified time of the regular season.
www.cbc.ca /story/sports/national/2006/02/10/Sports/henderson_rickey060210.html   (381 words)

  
 Yard Work » Henderson, Rickey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rickey knows that his gifts are the result of God’s greatness and selectivity, and that Rickey and Rickey alone has been chosen to serve as, like, the ambassador of speed, grace, and beauty to the United Nations of baseball.
Rickey Henderson’s hands are God-given instruments of precision, and Bernie Williams should be ashamed of himself for playing that classical guitar and messing up his arms.
Rickey Henderson is a poet on the basepaths.
www.yard-work.org /?cat=31   (3214 words)

  
 Baseball Prospectus | Articles | Prospectus Q&A: Rickey Henderson
Rickey Henderson is one of the 20 greatest players in baseball history.
Henderson was selected by the A's in the fourth round of the 1976 draft and progressed quickly up the minor league ladder, displaying his trademark speed and plate discipline at each level.
Henderson made his big league debut on June 24, 1979 against Texas--he went 2-for-4 with a steal in the first half of a doubleheader--and never looked back.
www.baseballprospectus.com /article.php?articleid=2243   (1322 words)

  
 Salon.com People | Rickey Henderson
Henderson's batting average may be average (.280 career), but look at that.403 on-base percentage.
When he hooked up with the Seattle Mariners last year, Rickey is said to have approached John Olerud, who had once suffered a brain aneurysm, and asked about his unusual practice of wearing a batting helmet in the field.
The biggest Henderson headlines of the summer came in late August when Milwaukee manager Davey Lopes (a former Henderson teammate) ran out to second base and confronted Henderson after Rickey had stolen second in the seventh inning with the Padres up 12-5.
archive.salon.com /people/bc/2001/10/09/henderson/print.html   (1570 words)

  
 Rickey Henderson | BaseballLibrary.com
Rickey was a close second in the 1981 MVP voting, but a distant third in 1985.
Henderson re-signed with the A's in the offseason and began his fourth tour of duty in Oakland in 1998.
Rickey will be thrown out 42 times this year, breaking the mark of 38 caught steals set by Ty Cobb in 1915.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/H/Henderson_Rickey.stm   (4619 words)

  
 LA Weekly
Rickey himself is a throwback, a latter-day Paige.
Henderson looks great as he strolls to the plate displaying the same chiseled, 5-foot-10, 190-pound frame he has owned since he came up to the big leagues in 1979.
Henderson takes a moderate lead off first base, and the Armada pitcher doesn’t seem to be paying much attention to the greatest base stealer in the history of the game.
www.laweekly.com /ink/05/37/a-jaffee.php   (821 words)

  
 KFFL - Rickey Henderson, OF, Independent League
Rickey up to this point has never given anyone any indication that he's ready to retire, but if he was, depending on the circumstances, that could be possible," Beane said.
The AP reports the Newark Bears re-signed 45-year-old free agent OF Rickey Henderson Sunday, May 2, marking his return to the team he played 56 games with in 2003 before returning to the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The AP is reporting the Los Angeles Dodgers signed free-agent outfielder Rickey Henderson to a deal for the remainder of the season, after he finished competing for the Atlantic League's Newark Bears.
www.kffl.com /player/5481/MLB   (812 words)

  
 JS Online: Rickey Henderson Gets 3,000th Hit
Henderson became the 25th member of the 3,000-hit club with a bloop double Sunday, doing it in the last game of the season.
Henderson was presented with a plaque and held it up for the crowd to see.
Henderson left to another ovation, hugged each of his teammates in the infield and blew kisses to the fans.
www.jsonline.com /sports/brew/ap/oct01/ap-bbn-henderson-3100701.asp   (860 words)

  
 New York Mets, Carlos Beltran, Jose B. Reyes, Pedro Martinez, Major League Baseball - CBS SportsLine.com
NEW YORK -- Rickey Henderson is back in the major leagues, this time as an instructor with the New York Mets.
Henderson, baseball's career steals leader, hasn't played in the big leagues since 2003, when he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Henderson played for the Mets in 1999 and part of 2000, then was released by New York after he failed to run out a line drive.
cbs.sportsline.com /mlb/story/9223069/rss   (587 words)

  
 Rickey Henderson Rambling On As A Surf Dawg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Henderson started the last two years with the Newark Bears of the independent Atlantic League.
Kennedy admitted that signing Henderson was part publicity stunt, but said he's impressed with his energy and work habits.
Henderson still has a wide smile and a deep laugh.
www.blackathletesportsnetwork.net /artman/publish/printer_742.shtml   (923 words)

  
 The Spitter
Padres' outfielder Rickey Henderson scored the 2,246th run of his career on Thursday, breaking Ty Cobb's all-time record for runs scored.
Henderson was typically reticent in regards to the accomplishment.
Henderson was busy bathing in his own Rickey-ness and was unavailable for further comment.
www.spitter.com /spitter_ricky_sets.htm   (252 words)

  
 Major League Baseball : News : Major League Baseball News
Rickey Henderson went 2-for-3 on Thursday night, including a double and a stolen base.
Rickey Henderson, who made his debut with the Class A independent San Diego Surf Dawgs on Thursday night, wants another crack at the big show.
It was the 30th Opening Day for Henderson, who returned to San Diego for the first time since the 2001 season with the Padres in which he set Major League career records for walks (2,190, eclipsed last year by Barry Bonds) and runs scored (2,295).
mlb.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050527&content_id=1064522&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb   (978 words)

  
 Rickey Henderson Watch - NetShrine Discussion Forum
Henderson is the only AL player with three 100-steal seasons, all by the age of 25.
And now as Henderson gets older -- he's 42 and still sliding head-first; that in itself is incredible -- he becomes the answer to even more and more trivia questions.
Rickey is down to needing 1 run to tie Cobb, 2 to set the all-time record and 5 hits for 3,000.
www.netshrine.com /vbulletin2/showthread.php?t=623   (1273 words)

  
 SI.com - Baseball - Dodgers acquire Burnitz, sign Henderson - Tuesday July 15, 2003 01:48 AM
Rickey Henderson will be the eighth player with 25 years of major league service:
Henderson, who had been playing for the Newark Bears of the independent Atlantic League, figures to be used mainly in a reserve role.
Henderson is baseball's career leader in runs (2,288), stolen bases (1,403) and walks (2,179) and becomes the active leader in hits (3,040).
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /baseball/news/2003/07/14/dodgers_deals_ap   (968 words)

  
 Sportsline USA - Pro Baseball Column   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Padres have bet millions on Henderson, signing the free agent on Dec. 29 to an incentive-laden two-year deal that will pay him at least $4 million and could be worth as much as $6.5 million.
Henderson also ripped 31 doubles last season, the most since he hit 33 in 1990.
Henderson has to have that front seat, so he can be first off the bus.
ww3.sportsline.com /b/page/pressbox/kernank1996.htm   (1033 words)

  
 Rickey Henderson - SimCentral.NET Forums
I mean, sure Rickey is a bit eccentric and quirky, but I think most people tend to remember him.
I think the thing that stands out most to me about Henderson is a news story from when he joined Seattle, last year or the year before, I think.
If you remember, Rickey approached John Olerud and asked something like "What's up with the helmet?" Olerud replied politely about his need to wear it in the field, to which Rickey replied something about having a teammate in Toronto who did the same thing.
forums.simcentral.net /showthread.php?t=5709   (1091 words)

  
 Rickey Henderson Picked Up by Dodgers
Rickey was signed today by the Los Angeles Dodgers, and will join them after the major league All-Star break this week.
Rickey was hitting.339, with 8 home runs, 33 runs batted in and 9 stolen bases, when he swapped his Bears jersey for a Dodgers jersey.
Rickey was exciting to watch and his intensity and concentration were an inspiration to the rest of the team.
www.newarkbearsnews.com /news/0014.htm   (168 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Old Dawg Rickey teaching kids new tricks
Rickey Henderson takes batting practice in preparation for the San Diego Surf Dawgs' opener.
If there is concern afoot that Rickey Henderson has lost a step, there remains limitless vigor in his verbosity.
Henderson's return to San Diego comes after a 2001 season with the Padres in which he set major league career records for walks (2,190, eclipsed last year by Barry Bonds) and runs scored (2,295).
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/20050526-9999-1s26dawgs.html   (898 words)

  
 Baseball America: Rickey Henderson signs Indy league contract   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The official announcement of Henderson's signing is expected today when Henderson arrives in Mesa at HoHoKam Stadium, the spring training complex of the Cubs, where the Surf Dawgs are training.
Henderson set the major league records for stolen bases (1,406), walks (2,190, since eclipsed by Barry Bonds) and runs scored (2,295), and is one of only 25 players to accumulate 3,000 hits.
Henderson's 25-year major league career includes three seasons--1996, '97 and 2001--with the Padres.
www.baseballamerica.com /today/news/050509rickey.html   (617 words)

  
 Rickey Henderson back in baseball - - MSNBC.com
Rickey Henderson, 45, is the all-time leader in runs, stolen bases and walks and hopes a strong performance with the non-affiliated independent league team will again make him more attractive to major league executives.
Henderson has the most runs (2,295), stolen bases (1,406) and walks (2,190) in major league history.
Henderson is expected to join the Bears on Wednesday and be ready for their season opener Thursday at home against the Long Island Ducks.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/4885391   (391 words)

  
 Rickey tells A's he can help / GM Beane is cool to idea of outfielder's return
In the middle of a question-and-answer session, another blast from the past appeared, unexpected and uninvited but certainly not unwelcomed: Rickey Henderson drew loud and long cheers when he walked on stage with a wide smile and sat alongside his comrades.
Henderson is 44 and hit only.223 in 72 games with the Red Sox -- his on- base percentage (a notable statistic for the A's) was a respectable.369.
Beane said as much last year before Henderson signed a minor-league deal with Boston on the eve of spring training, but then Beane called the Red Sox about acquiring Rickey in May. The Red Sox were ready to deal until Manny Ramirez went on the disabled list May 14 with a broken finger.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/02/11/SP234436.DTL   (752 words)

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