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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He was our number-one catcher. There wasn't a better catcher anywhere. He had
a rifle arm. He was like Benito Santiago; he'd throw out guys from his knees.
Yeah, nobody could run on Stew. He went to school at St. Elizabeth in Oakland, ...
I've been timed from first to second in 2.9 seconds. Even if it takes me 3.1 or 3.2, I'
m going to be safe at least 80 percent of the time. A good pitcher-catcher
combination can take 3.2 or 3.5 seconds to get the ball from the pitcher to the
catcher to ...
Although I've said I steal off pitchers and not catchers, there's one catcher I feared
more than any other. Bob Boone. He was the toughest and smartest catcher I've
ever faced. It seemed that his sole mission in life was to throw me out. He didn't ...
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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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