Stealing The Show
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Rickey Henderson was funny and thoughtful in his induction speech.
Rickey Henderson didn't drop any "Rickey being Rickey" into his Hall of Fame induction speech. That didn't mean the speech wasn't entertaining. No, Henderson once again delivered. Jerry Crasnick
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|Players who received 75 percent of the vote or higher were elected. (YR. = Year on ballot)|
• Played second base for the Yankees and Indians during a 11-year career (1938-43, 46-50)|
• Won five World Series rings, four with Yankees, despite missing two years during World War II
• Won 1942 American League Most Valuable Player award
• Played in nine All-Star Games
• Holds AL mark for most home runs by second baseman (246)
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|2010||Roberto Alomar, Kevin Appier, Andy Ashby, Ellis Burks, Dave Burba, Andres Galarraga, Pat Hentgen, Mike Jackson, Eric Karros, Ray Lankford, Barry Larkin, Edgar Martinez, Fred McGriff, Mark McLemore, Shane Reynolds, David Segui, Robin Ventura, Fernando Vina, Todd Zeile|
|2011||Wilson Alvarez, Carlos Baerga, Jeff Bagwell, Bret Boone, Kevin Brown, Cal Eldred, John Franco, Juan Gonzalez, Marquis Grissom, Bobby Higginson, Charles Johnson, Al Leiter, Tino Martinez, Raul Mondesi, Jose Offerman, John Olerud, Rafael Palmeiro, Paul Quantrill, Steve Reed, Kirk Rueter, Rey Sanchez, Benito Santiago, B.J. Surhoff, Ugueth Urbina, Ismael Valdez, Larry Walker, Dan Wilson|
|2012||Pedro Astacio, David Bell, Jeromy Burnitz, Vinny Castilla, Scott Erickson, Carl Everett, Jeff Fassero, Alex S. Gonzalez, Danny Graves, Rick Helling, Dustin Hermanson, Jose Hernandez, Brian Jordan, Matt Lawton, Javy Lopez, Bill Mueller, Terry Mulholland, Jeff Nelson, Phil Nevin, Brad Radke, Joe Randa, Tim Salmon, Ruben Sierra, J.T. Snow, Jose Vizcaino, Bernie Williams, Eric Young|