Rickey Henderson stole his 939th base and became sport’s all-time stolen base leader.
- holds the single-season record for stolen bases (130 in 1982)
- is the only player in AL history to steal 100 bases in a season, having done so three times.
- is the 1st and only player with 14 seasons of 50+ stolen bases per season and his career avg was 48.4 stolen bases per season.
- holds the major league records for:
- career stolen bases,
- runs scored,
- unintentional walks and
- leadoff home runs.
A left handed player, he batted right handed because “"All my friends were right-handed and swung from the right side, so I thought that's the way it was supposed to be done."