Off Base: Confessions of a Thief
Rickey Henderson is a legend in his own time. Though opponents detest him for his flashy, showboating style of play, they respect him as perhaps the finest leadoff hitter ever to play the game of baseball. After breaking Lou Brock's all-time stolen base record, Henderson now writes his revealing autobiography, telling about his relationships with some of the most fascinating figures in baseball. Photo insert.
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When I finally got into the box, Eckersley whizzed a strike right past me. Whoa,
that was quick. I stepped out of the box and went through the same routine. Then
I got back in, but I stepped right out when he was in the middle of his delivery.
Others like Eckersley, Dave Stewart, and Dave Henderson had come from other
clubs, and they were emerging as stars in their own right. All of them had one
good year together, and they were putting Oakland back on the baseball map.
I hit from the git-go, but there was one big problem in the early going. We weren't
able to break away from the pack. Several guys were in slumps, and several
others were on the disabled list, including Jose Canseco, Dennis Eckersley, Walt
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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 ThiefUser Review - Kirkus
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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