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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A lot of managers — Earl Weaver, Sparky Anderson, Gene Mauch, Billy — have
called me the best left fielder in baseball, but all I've ever gotten to show for it was
that one Gold Glove in '81. People don't always think about defense when they ...
Cecil Fielder made me a special pad to protect my thumb so I could play, and I
played. We were running away with the division, and the biggest thing left for me,
aside from the upcoming playoffs, was securing the MVP trophy. Fielder was ...
That would have been too much to take. If I didn't get this one, I probably wouldn't
have thought about another MVP the rest of my career — I would have just given
it to someone else if I won it. Fielder ended up hitting fifty-one home runs, but I ...
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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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