Henderson, Rickey

Rickey Henley Henderson
Born: December 25, 1958, Chicago, Illinois
Played For: 
Oakland A's (1979-84, 1989-93, 1994-95, 1998), New York Yankees (1985-89), Toronto Blue Jays (1993), San Diego Padres(1996-97, 2001), Anaheim Angels (1997), New York Mets (1999-2000), Seattle Mariners (2000), Boston Red Sox (2002), Los Angeles Dodgers (2003)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 2009

Rickey Henderson, the “Man of Steal”, blazed a trail across baseball with his baserunning and hitting ability. In 1982, Henderson set the modern major league record for stolen bases in a single season with 130. He went on to lead the American League in steals 12 times throughout his career and holds the all-time record with 1,406. He also tops the all-time lists in runs scored (2,295) and unintentional walks (2.129). Henderson - who played for nine teams – won the 1990 American League Most Valuable Player Award and took home World Series rings with the 1989 Athletics and the 1993 Blue Jays.

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Induction Speech

He's the greatest leadoff hitter of all time, and I'm not sure there's a close second.
Billy Beane