It all started on this day 30 years ago…
Rickey Henderson’s debut with the Oakland A’s on June 24, 1979 is when it all began. In the game, Henderson’s A’s team took on the Texas Rangers in Oakland, CA. The A’s lost the game 5-1, but Rickey gave us a glimpse of what was to come..
In the game Henderson batted lead-off and went 2-for-4 with a single and a double. He also picked up the first stolen base of his career, which as we all know was just the start of his amazing run as the game’s greatest lead-off hitter!!
Happy Anniversary Rickey!!!