Sunday, May 5, 2013

Hall of Fame Signed Baseball - Rickey Henderson

The second Hall of Fame signed baseball that I got while I was in Columbia was the above Rickey Henderson.  It is a Gene Budig OAL ball and came in the original box (really cool).

The shop owner gave me a sweet deal on the ball so I couldn't pass it up making Henderson my 86th Hall of Famer.

Rickey Henderson (b. 1958) played in the majors from 1979 to 2003 for the (wait for it) A's, Yankees, Blue Jays, Padres, Angels, Mets, Mariners, Red Sox and Dodgers.  He played for the A's for 4 different stretches.  He had 3,055 hits, 297 home runs and a .279 career batting average.  He is the all time leader in stolen bases (1,406), caught stealing (335) and runs (2,295).  He was the 1990 AL MVP.  He won the World Series in 1989 with the A's and in 1993 with the Blue Jays.  He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2009 (his first ballot) with 94.8% of the vote.

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