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October 16, 1990 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
See Rickey run. See him steal 65 bases during the regular season and bedevil opposing pitchers and catchers. See him succeed in 12 of 13 attempts on artificial surfaces like the bright green carpet in Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium, site of Games 1 and 2 of the World Series. "If I played on (artificial) turf, I'd steal 160 bases," Rickey Henderson, the Athletics' left fielder, said after Monday's workout. "You get a lot better traction and power.
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September 11, 1999 | J.A. ADANDE
The New York Met infielders get all the credit. Name a sports magazine and they've been featured in it. It's to the point that Met outfielder Darryl Hamilton walked into the clubhouse the other day, saw the infield on the cover of yet another magazine, slammed it down in mock disgust and said, "Can't we get a little love in the outfield?" No doubt, you've got to show some love for the Mets' deep, talented outfield. And around these parts, you can't help but feel a little remorse.
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September 11, 1999 | J.A. ADANDE
The New York Met infielders get all the credit. Name a sports magazine and they've been featured in it. It's to the point that Met outfielder Darryl Hamilton walked into the clubhouse the other day, saw the infield on the cover of yet another magazine, slammed it down in mock disgust and said, "Can't we get a little love in the outfield?" No doubt, you've got to show some love for the Mets' deep, talented outfield. And around these parts, you can't help but feel a little remorse.
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October 16, 1990 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
See Rickey run. See him steal 65 bases during the regular season and bedevil opposing pitchers and catchers. See him succeed in 12 of 13 attempts on artificial surfaces like the bright green carpet in Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium, site of Games 1 and 2 of the World Series. "If I played on (artificial) turf, I'd steal 160 bases," Rickey Henderson, the Athletics' left fielder, said after Monday's workout. "You get a lot better traction and power.
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March 10, 1985 | THOMAS BOSWELL, Washington Post
Whatever happens to Rickey Henderson, at least it's going to take place on a fitting canvas. Maybe he was raised and made his name in Oakland, but his talent is pure New York. And Yankee Stadium, where Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio captured the town, is the stage he deserves. Few baseball players today have more ability. And perhaps no player has more tantalizing little flaws--cracks in the grain of the raw marble--that could turn a statue into rubble.
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January 17, 2009
Give Ricky Henderson his due in voting for the Hall of Fame, but what about Maury Wills? In 1962, Wills virtually reinvented baseball offense in the same way Koufax and Drysdale reinvented pitching. Without Wills, the Dodgers would have had no offense. He was the first player to steal 100 bases in a season. His total stolen bases in 1962 represented 25% of the total bases stolen in the major leagues in the previous year. It's an insult to Wills, to the Dodgers and baseball history that Wills has not be selected for the Hall of Fame.
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January 12, 1996
Video pick of the week: "O.J. Simpson: The Interview" goes on sale today: * "Not to be confused with the movie 'Cutthroat Island.' " (Cutler Daily Scoop) * "I hear the video comes with a rebate if you buy O.J.'s story." (Paul Ecker) * "We have an infomercial for the Thighmaster, so why not the Lie Master?" (Jenny Church) * "The good news for O.J. is he'll make a lot of money from the video. The bad news? Blockbuster is filing it in the comedy section."
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June 24, 2002 | Mal Florence
Bernie Lincicome of the Rocky Mountain News, commenting on America's lack of passion for soccer: "It isn't as if we haven't given soccer a chance. We've had leagues forever, amateur, pro, outdoors, indoors. We even put them on television. Pele came by. We liked him OK. "Kids play soccer. Dads coach it. Mothers watch their own child and take pictures. The boom is any day now."
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June 17, 2000 | MAL FLORENCE
Woody Paige of the Denver Post is reveling in the fact that he's covering the U.S. Open and has the dateline to prove it: "You read PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., and you're already way ahead of me. Ahhh, you're sighing, especially if you're a golfer. Aw, man, He's at PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. He gets to go to PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. Who did he have to kill, and who does he have naked pictures of? "[Remember, though, that I recently had to travel to Detroit--twice.
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March 10, 1985 | THOMAS BOSWELL, Washington Post
Whatever happens to Rickey Henderson, at least it's going to take place on a fitting canvas. Maybe he was raised and made his name in Oakland, but his talent is pure New York. And Yankee Stadium, where Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio captured the town, is the stage he deserves. Few baseball players today have more ability. And perhaps no player has more tantalizing little flaws--cracks in the grain of the raw marble--that could turn a statue into rubble.
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May 22, 2000 | MAL FLORENCE
Art Thiel in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on the Mariners acquiring controversial Ricky Henderson: "It's not often a newly acquired player helps two sports teams in town. But think about it: Now that the Mariners have acquired Henderson, the Sonics' Gary Payton is no longer Seattle sports' only wild hair. "Payton now can hurl all the TV remote controls at all the teammates he wants. Few fans will notice."
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October 31, 1989 | SUZETTE PARMLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousands of Oakland A's fans thronged Jack London Square for a noon rally Monday that was supposed to have been a subdued affair saluting the World Series champions but at the same time recalling the Oct. 17 earthquake and its grim toll in Oakland. However, as if the city were saying it was time for celebrating victory and down with gloom, the moment quickly gave way to unrestrained jubilation for the team's four-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants.
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