1990 HEADLINE: Oakland’s Rickey Henderson Captures The American League MVP Award
On this day in 1990, Rickey Henderson was award with the American League’s MVP award.
Rickey Henderson is the kind of player that can challenge for the MVP crown during each season that he plays. His ability to separate himself from the rest of the league gave him constant respect from the voters.
It was no surprise that Rickey won the American League MVP award in 1990 – it’s just kind of surprising that it was his only one!!
In 1990, Henderson was the key that ignited the mighty Oakland A’s offense. During that year, Rickey batted .325 and had an on-base percentage of .439. He collected 159 hits, scored 119 runs, stole 65 bases ans smacked 28 home runs. And in 594 plate appearances, Rickey struck out just 60 times.
Henderson’s 1990 campaign also included an All-star selection, a Silver Slugger award, and a trip to the World Series!!