Rickey Henderson—San Diego Padre Legend

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Rickey Henderson—San Diego Padre Legend

Rickey Henderson played in San Diego for almost three full seasons, and Rickey being Rickey, naturally set records as a Padre, entertaining the baseball world.

Rickey Henderson was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame on July 26th, and in his induction speech, Henderson hit upon the exact reason he was a great signing for the Padres, his drive to be the best.

Said Rickey, "I love the game of baseball. That's why it was so hard for me to walk away from the game. I thought if Satchel Paige can still play in major league baseball at the age of 45, then with my dedication, hard work and desire, I can play the game until my body said it was time to hang it up."

Henderson could still probably help some of the less talented teams in Baseball today, but his return is unlikely now.

Why Rickey is not the base running coach here in San Diego, is a mystery beyond my ability to comprehend. Rickey equals free press.

Tons of it, just like this.

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