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jmcrofts : Who else is one of those people who watches this show but doesn't actually watch sports??

Darth Smirnoff : I've always heard that Rickey tended to refer to himself in the 3rd person (I think that's the one. I'm stupid and failed English, and I supposedly speak English). One story I think Tony Gwynn used to tell was about Rickey looking for his cleats, and telling Tony "Rickey can't run without Rickey's cleats!" Dude was weird. An amazing player, but weird.

NJGuy1973 : Bill James once said of Rickey Henderson, “If you could split him in two, you’d have two Hall of Famers.”

Carl Keller : RIcky also holds the record for most home runs to lead off a game, with 81. Craig Biggio and Alfonso Soriano are tied for 2nd with 53.

Sam : Derek Jeter broke the Yankees team stolen base record after more than 15 years with the Yankees. He took that record from Henderson. Henderson played for the Yankees for just 4 1/2 years. He set the team record of 326 in less than 600 games (596). To break the team record took Jeter 3043 games, more than 5 times as many games as Henderson player with the Yankees.

ibji : Famous story that doesn't involve stealing a base. He's at bat, bases loaded, a run wins the game. He stands in the batters box like he's got no intention at all to swing. The pitcher throws 4 straight balls, walking Henderson forcing in the winning run. When asked after the game why he didn't look like he was trying to swing, he said, "I knew the pitcher wouldn't throw me a strike."

Jeeves Anthrozaur : me like basketball dribbling


GAME4WAR : I was gonna write a comment but Rickey Henderson stole it.

Yung  Vulpix : "The Entire State Building" sensiblechuckle.avi

Owen Fay : Good, but not Pretty Good.

Tyler Wickord : The best Rickey story was during his tenure in San Diego. Tony Gwynn and the other veterans sat in the back of the bus, and the younger players sat up front. Rickey sat up front during a bus ride and Tony yelled at him "Rickey, sit in the back, you have tenure" and Rickey yelled back "Rickey doesn't have tenure, Rickey has seventeen year". Dude went to the beat of his own drum. Gotta love it.

jimbo 2346 : No baseball players more interesting than Henderson or Dunn? Did you forget you made a video about Lonnie Smith?

James Tyler : Rickey was so fast he could hit a line drive up the middle and hit himself in the head sliding into second!

Statutory Grape : Henderson is crazy underrated. Most people don't even consider him when it comes to all time players. The last time he lead the league in steals he was 40. Many base stealers are injury prone because of the wear and tear of base stealing, Rickey was still doing it in his 40s and he slid face first, which you are told not to do.

Colin Robertson : Make a video on Bo Jackson!

• Joe Random • : Roses are red Violets are blue I miss chart party But this shall do

Solstice Lacer : Good video. Want more unbreakable records? Do John Stockton

jason eby : When he broke the steals record it was because while on the bases, he had started focusing on what pitch the pitcher would throw. It didn't matter how fast to the plate the pitcher was, if they were throwing a breaking ball, he probably wasn't getting caught. He talked about his manager helping him with that when he was a young player, identifying the coming pitch and which to steal on. Ive heard other all time great base stealers say the same thing, running on breaking balls and especially on "pitch in the dirt counts" when you can see the catcher setting up for it. Its not something that base stealers today really discuss. Knowing what pitch is coming seems to be a lost art form and might be why runners like Henderson could steal a 100 plus and no one today and even come close to that mark.

Kieran Gilkes : Rickey Henderson held the New York Yankees stolen base record for 13 years, until it was broken by Derek Jeter in 2011. Rickey played four and a half seasons in the Bronx. It took Jeter 16 seasons to pass his record.

Angelos Rizoyannis : BOIS 2 MEN

Conner S : This may be good but it’s not pretty good

Rare80 : Dorktown is like a Diet Chart Party. I love it.

Christopher Edmiston : I’m genuinely curious about Nolan Ryan and his all time strikeout record. Would the charting look similar?

Brian Lance : Rickey Henderson was one of those great things about being a kid growing up in the (east) bay area in the 80s. You always knew it was going to be exciting when he got on base.

The Sanctuary YouTube Channel : June 8, 1982 has 4 major moments, Rickey Henderson with 7 bases via a beanball and a walk, Satchel Paige passed away, Harry Riccobene was shot 5 times, fought his opponent and won that fight and survived in Philadelphia and I was born. All on the same day!

yakovgolyadkin : "Like drawing your name in a slab of concrete that was poured last month." Jon, please never stop having your amazing way with words.

Michael Delaware : You forgot to mention that Henderson was a pioneer of face forward slide. Prior to him, it was almost unheard of. Since then, there are a whole generation of players who are trained on that move.

liams923 : The real home run record is 755 not 762. Change my mind.

Severance's Bane : Jon Bois

Austin Brown : I write left handed. Do every sport righty.

Horton : speaking of Joey Votto, he is the most underrated player in the MLB today

Sir Snake : I scored a 3 pointer by shooting the puck through the goal posts and scored 6 points

Aron Goodall : Jonathan Boisathan

Peter Collin : For those who haven't heard it, please treat yourself to David Cross' bit on Ricky Henderson. It's a riot.


Kylie McInnes : Rickey Henderson is to advancing bases as Wayne Gretzky is to hockey points.

anewman513 : Lonnie Smith is at least as interesting as Rickey Henderson

Brandon Christen : Reading up on Ricky, noticed that he had more career stolen bases then the Boston Red Sox had in the history of their ENTIRE franchise when he joined the team.

Yung Tankie : Ain't no party like a chart party cause a chart party lasts about ten minutes

dberg1964 : Willie Wilson of the Royals could steal at will. When listening to the managers he had while he played they said they purposely held him back . Why? They felt he was more disruptive being on base with the "threat" of stealing. The movement of the positions player to "hold" him close to base created holes in the defense that was more important for a small ball club like the Royals.


grayswandir47 : I always enjoyed watching Ricky Henderson. Trivia: Ricky was Nolan Ryan's 5,000th strikeout.

William Perry : I was there at Cooperstown on Rickey Henderson HOF Induction Day and count it as one of the great highlights of my fandom.

Tony Thepenguin : This was a decent video. Some may call is something else

SolracCAP : More Jon!

Tej Seth : jon bois is love jon bois is life

Pernicion : You didn't mention one of the most important aspects of Henderson being on base. The effect it had on hitters behind him in the line-up. If a pitcher had to deal with the madness that is Henderson, sometimes they'd lose interest in throwing strikes. Ricky Henderson was an absolute phenomenon to watch.


nacoran : You say it can't be broken, but I've cloned an entire team of Vince Coleman/Wade Boggs hybrids. With no power and tons of speed the team will have to run them. Oh wait... huh... I did it backwards. They've got Vince Coleman's bat control and Wade Boggs legs. Crud. Anyone want to take us on in a T-Ball game?