Additionally, how many stolen bases did Rickey Henderson have in one year? On MLB channel, Rickey Henderson shares some base-stealing secrets with Barry Larkin and Harold Reynolds. Rob Manfred mandates shortened MLB season, here's how it will look. San Francisco Giants . Did you know that Rickey Henderson has stolen more bases during his career (Top 1,000) … Part of the Baseball Almanac Family. Did you know that Rickey Henderson has stolen more bases during his career (Top 1,000) than any other player in Major League history? Henderson holds the single-season record for stolen bases (130 in 1982) and is the only player in AL history to steal 100 bases in a season, having done so three times. However, eventually, his career numbers became so impressive that everyone had to recognize his substantial accomplishments, and when time came to vote on his candidacy for the Hall of Fame, he was elected with overwhelming support on the first ballot. There would be a record-setting 1,405 more to come in his 25-year career. In 1991, with a swipe of third base against the Yankees at the Coliseum on May 1, Henderson eclipsed Hall of Famer Lou Brock with his record 939th career steal. So did Rickey Henderson. When he was on the base paths, he knew when the right time to steal a base was, and his speed gave him a really good advantage at being successful. Steal bases with Rickey Henderson. And though the Hall of Famer has calmed down a bit since his prime, he's still the man known for singing his own praises and referring to himself in the third-person. In 1998, his age-39 season, Henderson swiped 66 bases in his final season with the A's. During this record setting season, Rickey Henderson stole second ninety-five times, third thirty-three times, and home plate twice! Just curious. Which is why Rob Manfred used his emergency powers to mandate a shortened MLB season. It requires speed, agility, good judgment and decisiveness. His 2,295 runs scored are the most all time. 1 year ago. Henderson has stolen 50 or more 10 times, 100 or more three times. “I don’t know how you’re doing it,” Flannery said. Source(s): Oakland Raiders Fan. That's a lot of bases, but they came at the expense of a lot of outs. Lou Gehrig did it 15 times in his Yankee career, Babe Ruth 10 times. On March 30, 2000, HOFer Rickey Henderson became the second player to record a stolen base in four different decades. ... Rickey Henderson, the Yankees' 30-year-old outfielder, has 802 career stolen bases. Not even Father Time himself could slow down Henderson's plundering on the basepaths. It was on this day in 1991 that Henderson stood at third base in the Oakland Coliseum after his 939 steal, the new – and possibly forever – champ. Posted by. There may not be another player to ever catch Henderson in that category. Position: Leftfielder Bats: Right • Throws: Left 5-10, 180lb (178cm, 81kg) . Close. His 100 steals broke Eddie Collins' franchise record of 81 in 1910 with what were then the Philadelphia Athletics and set a new American League (AL) record, surpassing Ty Cobb's 96 … He stole 100 bases in 1980, the first of 10 All-Star campaigns. 'JUNIOR': Ken Griffey Jr.'s generational talent shines in new documentary, OPINION: I was so dumb to think a Ken Griffey Jr. card was gonna make me rich for life, BASEBALL HALL OF FAME: Top 10 one-and-done candidates of the 2010s. 335 times Henderson has been caught stealing in his career, which is the MOST times a hitter has been caught stealing. 9 years ago. By extension, there was nothing in baseball cooler than stealing a base. He stole more than 100 bases in a season three times, including a record 130 steals in 1982 for Oakland. It's a different game compared to when Henderson terrorized the opposition on the basepaths. How many times did Henderson steal 3rd base in his career? Rickey Henderson, the all-time stolen base leader with 1,406 steals, holds the major league and American League records for being caught stealing. … And I’d love to know if he holds that record? We'd probably be better off just asking Rickey. Shortly after his induction in Cooperstown in 2009, the Oakland Athletics retired his uniform number 24. So are his 335 caught-stealing attempts. Oh, he still did the usual Rickey things (.293/.399, 113 runs scored) but he walked a un-Rickey like 86 times, and stole "only" 66 bases (still good enough to pace the American League). Before home runs became all the rage in the late '90s, steals were the trendy way to produce runs on offense, with Henderson … As professional baseball's player development and analytics movement emphasized the importance of the three true outcomes (home run, walk, strikeout), nearly all signs of "small ball" have been erased. The Oakland A's just dedicated their field to Rickey Henderson, the mythical outfielder who broke records in stolen bases and lead-off home runs. 1406 steal, 335 caught stealing. The last National League player to steal second, then third, then home plate during the same inning was Wil Myers of the San Diego Padres on August 16, 2017. Rickey Henderson’s two RBI lead A’s to 11th straight win to start 1981 season On April 19, 1981, the baseball world saw a record broken and a bench-clearing brawl. "Lou Brock was a great base stealer, but today I am the greatest." Henderson was 23 in 1982 when he set this record. The incremental value of a successful stolen base is about three-tenths of a run, while the negative value of a caught stealing is about six-tenths of a run (because it turns a baserunner into an out). By comparison Ty Cobb stole home 54 times during his career. The year before that, it was Whit Merrifield of the Kansas City Royals with 45. copyright=new Date(); Archived. I remember that he seemed more likely to steal 2nd base when he lead off an inning. The art of the stolen base is a casualty of that movement. Rickey Henderson is the all-time stolen base leader in MLB. update=copyright.getFullYear(); Rickey Henderson felt that the public never properly appreciated him. Baseball Almanac is pleased to present each and every game and stolen base made by Rickey Henderson during that record setting season of 1982. A source would be awesome, if available. He had 2 sacrifice flies. 2 0. aklatnihS. That being said, the A's weren't playing hit-n-run at the top of the line up too often as Henderson was frequently followed in the batting order by the AL Home Run Champs. I can’t find a definitive answer. - Rickey Henderson (Widely Attributed) [Rickey Henderson Quotes]. The last American League player to steal second, then third, then home plate during the same inning was Mallex Smith of … He tended to talk himself up, and that did not go over well with the sportswriters. While modern baseball might make reaching Henderson's record seemingly impossible, let's not ignore the obvious, the facts and figures and memories and stories. Third-base coach Tim Flannery, 43, complimented Henderson on his energy after he arrived at the base recently on a steal. . The Man of Steal swiped 130 in 1982, which would have given him the single-season record, had Hugh Nicol not stolen 138 in 1887. Baseball-reference.com is a wonderful resource for questions like this. But of course, he also stole the MOST bases ever for a hitter with 1,406. The 2009 Hall of Fame inductee finished the 1990 season (his 11th in the bigs) two bags shy of Brock's record, which took the St. Louis Cardinals legend 19 seasons to amass. Copyright 1999- As a leadoff hitter, he displayed tremendous power and holds the record for most career leadoff homers (81). From 1980-1990, going from Oakland to the New York Yankees and back to the A's, Henderson stole 903 bases. Henderson was caught stealing 335 times in his career, including a record 293 times in the American League. The two things even each other out. Lou Brock's previous record of 938 hardly stood a chance once Henderson arrived on the scene. That gives him an On Base Percentage of .398. He was a smart hitter at the plate; he had an excellent eye and knew how to draw walks. On June 24, 1979, making his Major League Baseball debut, Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics took a lead off first base in the third inning … Let’s look at some of them in detail starting with my personal favorite, Rickey Henderson’s incredible 130 stolen bases. document.write(update); Rickey Henderson is now part man, part legend. Lv 6. Born: December 25, 1958 in Chicago, IL us Draft: Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 4th round of the 1976 MLB June Amateur Draft from Oakland Technical HS (Oakland, CA).. High School: Oakland Technical HS (Oakland, CA) Debut: June 24, 1979 (Age 20-181d, 11,807th in MLB history) Thanks in advance. He helped the Mets reach the playoffs during the 1999 season and hit .315 in 121 games. Stealing bases wasn't all Henderson did. Although Rickey Henderson would break Brock’s stolen-base records, Brock’s luster remained undimmed. Henderson also recorded his first hit as a big leaguer in the contest – a leadoff double to right field for the Athletics off Rangers starter John Henry Johnson. Henderson made his major league debut with Oakland on June 24, 1979, getting two hits in four at-bats, along with a stolen base. That season he played in 149 games, batted .267 with a .398 on-base-percentage, had 143 hits, and walked a league-leading 116 times. 17. Rickey Henderson stole home FOUR times during his career: April 20, 1980; July 19, 1980; June 8, 1982; and July 26, 1982. Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brock's all-time stolen base record, May 1, 1991: Follow Chris Bumbaca on Twitter @BOOMbaca. How Rickey Henderson impacted baseball In the 1980s, there was basically no one in baseball cooler than Rickey Henderson. Henderson has a record for stolen bases. His 1,406 career steals is 50% higher than the previous record of 938 by Lou Brock. What I'm Hearing: No deal was ever struck. Henderson, 20 years old at the time, darted for second base upon Johnson's delivery and made it in safe for his first career stolen base. Henderson holds the single-season record for stolen bases (130 in 1982) and is the only player in AL history to steal 100 bases in a season, having done so three times. This research was compiled after Baseball Almanac won the unused ticket to steal number one pictured at the top of the page in an auction. The MLB may never see a player who did the things Henderson did again. Ken Griffey Jr.'s generational talent shines in new documentary, I was so dumb to think a Ken Griffey Jr. card was gonna make me rich for life, Top 10 one-and-done candidates of the 2010s, MLB implements 60-game 2020 season as players agree on safety protocols, Answering your burning questions for the (possible) season, Baseball like you've never seen it before, Michigan State's Tom Izzo has new view of Colin Kaepernick protest, Iconic Rose Bowl Stadium has a new gig for July, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. It was the first steal of Rickey Henderson’s career. He hung around until 2003, suiting up at 44 for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Rickey Henderson had more stolen bases during the 1982 season than some teams have had in an entire season. Decades later, Rickey Henderson (pictured above), Tim Raines and Vince Coleman, among other speedsters, ushered in a renaissance during go-go careers that bloomed in the 1980s. How many times did Henderson steal 3rd base in his career? ... between 1980 and 1983 he stole 394 bases and was caught stealing 109 times. In 1980, Henderson became the third modern-era player to steal 100 bases in a season (Maury Wills 104 in 1962 and Lou Brock's 118 in 1974 had preceded him). For example; in 2002, only the Florida Marlins, Kansas City Royals, and Seattle Mariners stole more bases as a team than Rickey Henderson did by himself. The Seattle Mariners' Mallex Smith led MLB in stolen bases last year with 46. Where what happened yesterday is being preserved today. All Rights Reserved by Baseball Almanac, Inc.Hosted by Hosting 4 Less. Over the next 25 years, he'd steal 1,405 more, giving him a record that will likely last until baseball is no longer played. He batted .274 with 33 stolen bases in 89 games. Just for reference, his career success percentage was 81%. That Henderson was able to steal so many bases is largely a testament to his rare blend of speed and on-base acumen. He is the all-time stolen base leader, and the all-time leader in being thrown out trying to steal a base. A left-handed batter, he had 3,023 hits and hit .300 eight times. Not sure. In 1982, Rickey Henderson had 536 at bats, 143 hits, 116 walks, and was hit by the pitch 2 times. On June 24, 1979, making his Major League Baseball debut, Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics took a lead off first base in the third inning and stared down Texas Rangers southpaw John Henry Johnson. Maybe Rickey Henderson was just that good. Bob Nightengale explains what this baseball will look like. Rickey Henderson. Base record, may 1, 1991: Follow Chris Bumbaca on Twitter @ BOOMbaca course, had... 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