Rickey gives stubborn nod to retirement

Updated: July 17, 2009, 8:28 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Rickey Henderson's legacy is secure as Major League Baseball's career leader in runs scored, stolen bases and home runs out of the leadoff spot. But he will not become the first position player ever to attempt a comeback after entering the Hall of Fame.

Henderson, who has yet to officially retire from baseball, all but conceded that his playing days are history Friday, when he appeared on a conference call in advance of his induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Henderson and ...

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