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April 10, 1989 | Associated Press
New York Yankees outfielder Rickey Henderson stole the 800th base of his career in the third inning of Sunday's game against Cleveland. Henderson, with two out in a scoreless game, walked against Tom Candiotti and then stole second before scoring on Steve Sax's single. It was Henderson's sixth stolen base in six games this season. He's been caught only once. Henderson trails Ty Cobb by 92 stolen bases for the American League record. Lou Brock holds the major league record with 938. ALL-TIME MAJOR LEAGUE STOLEN BASE LEADERS 1. LOU BROCK 938 2. BILLY HAMILTON 937 3. TY COBB 892 4. RICKEY HENDERSON 800 5. ARLY LATHAM 791 6. HARRY STOVEY 744 7. EDDIE COLLINS 743 8. MAX CAREY 738 9. HONUS WAGNER 720 10. TOM BROWN 697 11. JOE MORGAN 689 12. BERT CAMPANERIS 649 13. GEORGE DAVIS 632 14. WILLIAM HOY 605 15. JOHN WARD 605 16. JOHN McPHEE 602 17. HUGH DUFFY 597 18. WILLIAM DAHLEN 587 19. MAURY WILLS 586 20. WILLIE WILSON 565 ACTIVE PLAYER.
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July 13, 2012 | By Andrew L. John
Thirty years ago, Rickey Henderson stole 130 bases in a baseball season. The following year, he racked up 108. And he wasn't in a league of his own. The 100-stolen-base barrier has been cracked 21 times. Ninety bases? Thirty-five times. Yet none in the last 25 years. The highest number of stolen bases in the major leagues in the last decade was 78 by Jose Reyes in 2007, followed by Jacoby Ellsbury, who stole 70 in 2009. So when a minor league player named Billy Hamilton stole his 100th base of the season last week, his feat quickly began making the rounds in major league clubhouses.
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January 13, 2009 | Associated Press
Rickey Henderson dashed into the Hall of Fame on his first try. Jim Rice made it with a final swing. Henderson, who played 25 seasons, received 94.8% of the vote from the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America in balloting announced Monday, well above the 75% needed. Rice got 76.4% in his 15th and final year on the ballot. "The only thing I can say is I'm glad it's over with," Rice said. "I'm in there and they can't take it away."
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June 3, 2010 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Reporting from Kansas City, Mo. — Bobby Abreu would seem to be a fringe Hall of Fame candidate at best, because with 2,170 career hits, the 36-year-old right fielder is far from the 3,000-hit threshold that virtually assures election. But Manager Mike Scioscia thinks a closer examination of Abreu's career, especially his plate discipline, should push Abreu toward Cooperstown. Abreu hit his 500th career double Wednesday to become one of only four players in major league history with 500 doubles, 250 homers and 350 stolen bases; the others are Barry Bonds , Rickey Henderson and Craig Biggio . Abreu has also averaged 100 walks and 100 runs in his 12½ big-league seasons, but Scioscia thinks he could have accumulated 400 to 500 more hits if he didn't have such a discerning eye. "If he didn't work counts and he swung at more pitches, he'd be near 3,000 hits," Scioscia said.
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August 7, 1993
After being traded, Rickey Henderson talked about how Oakland management made him "suffer" these last four years. Please! That statement certainly made my heart ache for this spoiled, multimillionaire. Hey, Rickey, try following a homeless person around for a day or two, or visit a shelter for abandoned or abused children, and then tell us what suffering is. ANNE FLOYD North Hollywood
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April 16, 2001 | Associated Press
Rickey Henderson is headed back to the major leagues. The career steals leader was called up by the San Diego Padres Sunday from triple-A Portland of the Pacific Coast League, where he hit .275 with five runs, three RBIs and one walk in nine games for the Beavers. The 42-year-old Henderson needs three walks to break Babe Ruth's major league record of 2,062 and 68 runs to break Ty Cobb's record of 2,245. He also needs 86 hits to become the 25th player in baseball history to reach 3,000.
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May 10, 2005 | From Associated Press
Rickey Henderson is ready to run again. Baseball's career leader in runs and stolen bases will play in the new independent Golden Baseball League this season, agreeing on Monday to join the San Diego Surf Dawgs. The 46-year-old Henderson started the last two years with the Newark Bears of the independent Atlantic League. He finished 2003 with the Dodgers, playing in 30 games. "He still hopes to play in the majors," agent Jeff Borris said. "He still feels that he can be competitive."
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July 12, 1989 | JOE DONNELLY, Newsday
Rickey Henderson is alive and, well, thriving in Oakland. The struggle of his 65 games with the New Yankees this season is behind. It is only 17 games since his return home but in that short time, the Oakland Athletics have seen enough to know he remains a special player. "He's handled himself like a total professional in every way," A's Manager Tony La Russa said Sunday. "We gave up a lot to bring him back, but not too much.
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October 8, 1989 | MIKE PENNER, Times Staff Writer
Jose Canseco can hit a home run that nearly kisses the roof, Rick Honeycutt can take the Oakland Athletics on another late-inning white-knuckler, and the Toronto Blue Jays can unearth yet more hidden character, but Game 4 of these American League playoffs, as with the other three, will always be remembered for Rickey Henderson.
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August 15, 1993 | Associated Press
Left fielder Rickey Henderson of the Toronto Blue Jays did not start against the Boston Red Sox and might sit out today because of a skin burn he received from an ice pack. Henderson's left foot was so sensitive that he could not put any weight on it, the Blue Jays said.
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September 27, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
Free agents get all the attention, but the Texas Rangers made one of the shrewdest moves last winter simply by persuading Michael Young, an All-Star at shortstop from 2004 to 2008, to move to third base. Young made the All-Star team again this season, and Elvis Andrus made a dazzling debut as the Rangers' shortstop. Andrus, who played all but a few weeks of this season at age 20, is the first player to steal 25 bases at that age or younger since Hall of Fame member Rickey Henderson in 1979.
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September 6, 2009 | PHIL ROGERS
Because teams rarely use the disabled list in September, it looks like the Chicago White Sox will finish as the healthiest team in the majors this season, at least by one standard. They have used the DL eight times, fewer than every one else. The Texas Rangers are competing for a wild card despite 23 DL moves, the most in the majors. The New York Mets (22), Cincinnati Reds (21), Houston Astros (21) and San Diego Padres (21) are also at 20-plus. . . . There won't be any coin flips for home-field advantage in one-game playoffs this season.
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July 27, 2009 | Associated Press
. -- Jim Rice's icy glare melted into a wide smile. Brash, flamboyant Rickey Henderson was humbled by it all. The former left fielders were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday along with the late Joe Gordon, and Henderson, baseball's all-time leading base stealer, was briefly overcome before evoking some hearty laughs. "My journey as a player is complete," Henderson said. "I am now in the class of the greatest players of all time, and at this moment I am very humbled."
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July 26, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
The addition of Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice to the Hall of Fame today could mark the end of an era. Both players broke into the majors in the 1970s, when more than a quarter of big leaguers were African American. By 2007, that number had dropped to 8.2%, leading some to wonder whether today's ceremony could mark the last time two African Americans share the podium at a Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
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January 13, 2009 | Associated Press
Rickey Henderson dashed into the Hall of Fame on his first try. Jim Rice made it with a final swing. Henderson, who played 25 seasons, received 94.8% of the vote from the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America in balloting announced Monday, well above the 75% needed. Rice got 76.4% in his 15th and final year on the ballot. "The only thing I can say is I'm glad it's over with," Rice said. "I'm in there and they can't take it away."
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December 2, 2008 | Mike Penner
Although it seemed as if he would never stay retired long enough to make it happen, Rickey Henderson made the 2009 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, it was announced Monday. In honor of the occasion, we present a few of Henderson's most memorable quotes during his career, courtesy of the website NYsportSpace.com: During a contract holdout with Oakland in the early 1990s: "If they want to pay me like Mike Gallego, I'll play like Gallego."
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March 30, 2006 | Bill Plaschke
TEN years ago, when an editor discovered me shivering underneath a pile of one-sentence paragraphs and inexplicably made me a Times sports columnist, I knew there would be changes. I knew I would finally begin receiving e-mail from people other than exiled Nigerian businessmen. I knew I would be asked to appear on television, my presence serving as indisputable evidence why this newspaper does not run columnist photos. I knew the job would change my wardrobe (I started wearing socks)
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July 28, 2005
Outfielder Scott Podsednik of the Chicago White Sox is the runaway major league stolen base leader with 51. Here are the players who have stolen at least 100 bases since 1900: *--* PLAYER SB YEAR Rickey Henderson, Oakland 130 1982 Lou Brock, St. Louis 118 1974 Vince Coleman, St. Louis 110 1985 Vince Coleman, St. Louis 109 1987 Rickey Henderson, Oakland 108 1983 Vince Coleman, St. Louis 107 1986 Maury Wills, DODGERS 104 1962 Rickey Henderson, Oakland 100 1980 *--*
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