Off Base: Confessions of a Thief

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HarperPaperbacks, Apr 1, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 291 pages
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The flamboyant, controversial base-stealer for the Oakland A's offers a no-holds-barred account of his notorious career. From his boyhood in Oakland to his relationships with Billy Martin, Jose Canseco, Reggie Jackson, and others, to his feelings about racism and rising players' salaries, Henderson tells all in a candid, revealing memoir. 8-page photo insert.

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User Review  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

The cool thing for me is that my hard core love of the Oakland A's started much around the time that Rickey joined the team! My passion wasn't because of him, but once it did take off much like he did ... Read full review

OFF BASE: Confessions of a Thief

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Henderson, who holds baseball's major-league record for most stolen bases, won't steal into many hearts with this superficial and self-congratulatory autobiography co-written by a baseball writer for ... Read full review


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John is a research professor at the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University of Chicago.

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