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Remember Him as we celebrate today!

Posted: 12/25/2012 11:34 AM

Remember Him as we celebrate today! 


Happy Birthday Rickey Henderson!
So bring your good times and your laughter too
We're gonna celebrate and party with you
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Posted: 12/25/2012 11:51 AM

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Wow! I totally forgot today was his b-day. No wonder he was soooo durn good. Happy Birthday Rickey!!! Still my favorite player all time to this very day!
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Posted: 12/25/2012 12:41 PM

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Henderson was born in Chicago, Illinois, and named Rickey Nelson Henley, named after singer-actor Ricky Nelson,[7] to John L. and Bobbie Henley on Christmas Day, 1958, in Chicago, in the back seat of an Oldsmobile on the way to the hospital.[7] Henderson later joked, "I was already fast. I couldn't wait."[

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Posted: 12/25/2012 12:57 PM

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Oakland's greatest. Funny, I was watching some Rickey interviews and highlights last night, didn't realize his b-day was today. Happy b-day Rickey. Hope we keep him in the organization for as long as he wants to be a part of baseball.
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Posted: 12/25/2012 1:17 PM

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One thing i've always wondered is why Rickey was never a fulltime Centerfielder?
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Posted: 12/25/2012 1:23 PM

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I used to wonder that too. I do vaguely remember Hendu (Dave Hemderson) being a great Centerfielder. Taking pretty good routes to the ball, but I was very young at the time. Maybe Tony felt Hendu was the better choice? Good question.

Last edited 12/25/2012 2:38 PM by Halloffamer7

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Posted: 12/25/2012 2:16 PM

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My recollection is that, like a young Barry Bonds, Rickey Henderson had the range for center but was not considered to have a good enough arm for it.
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Posted: 12/25/2012 2:38 PM

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Yeah, that makes the most sense. Rickey didn't have the best of arms out there.

Last edited 12/26/2012 1:03 AM by Halloffamer7

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Posted: 12/25/2012 7:32 PM

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Carl Crawford plays LF noidea

Happy Rickey DAY !!!

Last edited 12/25/2012 7:32 PM by AthleticssDynasty

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Posted: 12/26/2012 7:48 AM

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I thought it was because Rickey was so fast and could cover foul line to foul line, that he felt LF would give others the best chance to contribute, defensively.
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