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Rickey entertained in so many ways

Originally Published: January 11, 2009
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

Many years ago, A's leadoff man Rickey Henderson did what he did better than anyone: He reached base to start a game. Orioles manager Frank Robinson determined that his pitcher and catcher were incapable of stopping Henderson from stealing, so they didn't attempt a throw as he stole second and third. "We might have thrown the ball into center field, or down the left field line," Robinson said. "We couldn't stop him. He is just too good."

That's how good Henderson was: He was too good. ...

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