Baseball Hall of Immortals – Inductee #35: Rickey Henderson

Rickey Henderson was amazing – and he’d be the first person to tell you that too.

Yes the man has an ego, but he could play the game.  The all-time leader in stolen bases with over 1,400, he is almost 500 ahead of the next player (Lou Brock).  Think about that – that’s 50% more than the guy in second place!  Of all the major stats, nobody has that kind of a lead.  That’s how dominating he was on the basepaths.

Rickey is also first all-time in runs scored, arguably the most important stat there is (scoring runs is the point of the game).

Rickey hung around for a long time – maybe a little too long – but he was always fun to watch.

He may not have been the greatest player of all time, but Rickey Henderson definitely is an Immortal

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For some background on what this is, check out the introduction post here.

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