I remember seeing Rickey Henderson playing for the A's when I was a kid. I left baseball for a while, but when I came back I was amazed to find Rickey Henderson still playing (for the Red Sox at the time, I believe). Rickey's Hall of Fame induction means more to me than I expected; it suddenly ties me to the pantheon of baseball. I'm now one of those people who will say, "I remember seeing Rickey Henderson playing for the A's when I was a kid." It was a beautiful thing.
I know what you mean --I saw Mickey Mantle steal a base during the pitch and score a point in a game in the Giant's stadium in SF.... and then someone else hit one out of the park, and then in the same game there was a big fight!!! My dad turned and said --it will never get better than this!
But, I have lost baseball now --and Richmond lost its AA Atlanta Braves team... oh well. Maybe later.
It was about time Rickey was entered! That's all I have to say! Long overdue!
About time? It was the first year he was eligible! He would have gotten in a lot sooner except he kept on playing. Up to and including AAA ball because he didn't want to stop. Yet another reason he belongs in the HOF.
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