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Jeeves Anthrozaur : me like basketball dribbling

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.

Muffin Muncher : Good video. Want more unbreakable records? Do John Stockton

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.

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


Colin Robertson : Make a video on Bo Jackson!

Owen Fay : Good, but not Pretty Good.

Angelos Rizoyannis : BOIS 2 MEN

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

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

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."

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

Severance's Bane : Jon Bois

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

AB 53 : I write left handed. Do every sport righty.

SolracCAP : More Jon!

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Nicholas Jandrue : Y O R K T O W N

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


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.

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

Cole Sandick : STRATEGO!! Ah that was my childhood too! In fact I still play it to this day with friends and family. I'm still amazing at it too. Not as great as that kid, but it's honestly one of my greatest strengths, haha.

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

LudiLoco : Ah yes I love “Yorktown”


The No-Brainer : I scored a 3 pointer by shooting the puck through the goal posts and scored 6 points

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

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.

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!

That1guy : Basketball is my favorite sport. I like the way they dribble up and down the court.

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

Cooldrew100 : What is the Live Ball Era?

Google is literally the worst : Last day of finals for the semester and a Jon Bois video? God damn y'all, it's Christmas in Spring

matt8863 : Mariano Rivera was just as special.

The Vanilla Godzilla : Can I be Dorktown's Official Village Idiot? Strong work! *My Rickey Story* I'm in AZ (NOT by choice.) Rickey is batting in Spring Training. Watches 1, 2, 3 strikes right down the middle. Calmy lays his bat down. takes off his white gloves, helmet, leaves them in the batter's box. He's the 3rd out. I'm sitting behind the rookies sitting on the "bullpen" bench. Rickey saunters over. The guys say, "shh! shh! Here comes Rickey!" He sits down in the middle of them and "shoots the breeze" for a couple innings and he's not RICKEY HENDERSON. He's just "Rickey."

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.

Daniel Tittyfish : It's a shitshow of a sport when math and statistics make it infinitely more palatable...

NextWipeout TG : Jon Bois !!!!

Patrick McQuail : You better let Rickey tell the people about Rickey..Rickey, talk about Rickey!

Teddy Botana : Awesome, AWESOME post!! I LOOOVED Ricky Henderson growing up (learned of him first cause he was on my Cuban classmate's Pro Team from Coral Park High, Jose Canseco), but once I watched # 24, I WAS HOOKED!!! Watched him become The MAN of STEAL!!!!!

amkirby10 : Pretty sure Jon said Lonnie Smith was more interesting than Rickey.