Rickey Henderson

Rickey Henderson

by Greg Roensch

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Overview

Call Rickey Henderson the "Man of Steal." In his 25 seasons as a major leaguer, Henderson was like a superman on the base paths. He set the all-time record for stolen bases midway through his career and has nearly 500 more steals to his credit than the next best player. Whenver he got on base, Henderson made the other team worry about what he would do. That aspect of his game, along with his speed and patience at the plate, made him arguably the game's greatest leadoff hitter. Henderson could be controversial at times, but he was known for his infectious smile, electrifying headfirst slides, and split-second catches. He was a run-producing entertainer who led his teams to victory in many exciting ways.

About the Author:
Greg Roensch is a freelance writer who lives in San Francisco

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791096017
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/28/2008
Series: Baseball Superstars Series
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

A Superstar with Style     1
Oakland's Own     10
Hometown Hero     20
In the Big Apple     33
Glory Days     44
Most Valuable Player     56
Chasing History     67
On to the Hall     82
Statistics     94
Chronology and Timeline     96
Glossary     100
Bibliography     105
Further Reading     107
Index     110

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