Henderson unsung as great teammate

Players remember newest Hall of Famer for his generosity and for being a 'regular guy'

Originally Published: July 24, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Rickey Henderson is generally regarded as the greatest leadoff man in Major League Baseball history. He's known as a catalyst, agitator, trailblazer, master thief and one-man wrecking crew in a multiskilled package.

At the peak of his game, Henderson could overwhelm teams with his speed, surprise them with his power and unnerve them with his swagger. He also put front-office executives on edge with his contract-related rants and confounded beat reporters with ...

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