Today is a day to celebrate, among other things, the birthday of Rickey Henderson, a man who embodies baseball at its best so completely that it’s hard to do him any justice. Here’s to you, Rickey.
Have You Seen Your Brother, Baby, Standing In The Shadows?
They're not good dancers. (Click the image to start the party.) But that's not the point.
Every Friday, SportsFeat picks a few great weekend reads for Deadspin. In honor of Derek Jeter and his labored quest for 3,000 hits, here are well-told stories of ballplayers just before, in the years after, or at the exact moment they retired.
Remember when you all made your jokey jokes at the expense of the couple, united by the majesty that is Rickey, who flew to Cooperstown for his induction? Well, they read Deadspin. Don't you feel bad now?
In some countries, marriages are arranged. But in America — where love reigns supreme — Rickey Henderson has the power vested in him to unite man and woman, reports this piece of cardboard.
Thanks for the plaque, Baseball Hall of Fame. But just for the record, Rickey isn't through yet. Anyone need a 50-year-old outfielder?
Rickey Henderson was swept into the Baseball Hall of Fame today with a landslide majority of 511 votes, while others received a few less.
The Hall of Fame voting comes out in a couple of hours, so it's only appropriate that we check in with our old friend Corky Simpson, the writer who did not vote for Rickey Henderson.
Retired Tucson Citizen columnist Corky Simpson says he's very sorry for leaving Rickey Henderson off of his Hall of Fame ballot, and also that they've apparently canceled Murder, She Wrote.
Rickey Henderson is a lock to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, but will he be the first-ever unanimous selection? Sadly, no ... thanks to this man!
The Baseball Hall of Fame ballots are out and there's really only one player who seems certain to be inducted next summer—Rickey Henley Henderson. Rickey was one of the most ridiculous humans to ever play organized baseball, but Rickey was also one of the best all-around players ever and a constant source of…
As their NL East lead dwindles, the Mets turn to the only person who can save them; new hitting instructor Rickey Henderson. [Yahoo Sports]
One good thing has come from all of this Roger Clemens hoo-haw; noting that he is only four years older than The Rocket — and a year younger than Julio Franco — Rickey Henderson says that he is considering coming out of retirement. Henderson, now a special instructor for the Mets, last played baseball in 2005, for the…
So we spent most of the day yesterday wondering why ESPN was reporting that our beloved Rickey Henderson had retired, even though not a single other media outlet had picked it up and it wasn't on ESPN.com. They even did one of those generically rocking montages that ESPN does so well.
Great, great, great news: Rickey Henderson could finally make it back to the majors. It might not necessarily be in the way we'd prefer — we'd like to see Rickey a top some sort of wild animal, an elephant or giraffe maybe, as the United Nations holds a special session up in a skybox in his honor; oh, and we'd also…
We've had a grand time this morning flipping through the newest issue of New York magazine and its Salary Issue. Essentially, it looks at all different fields and examines how salaries compare to each other, and sports is one of its most entertaining entires. We have our doubts about a few of the numbers on the…