Monday, July 16, 2007

Rickey returns to San Diego

One of my all-time favorite Padres, Rickey Henderson, returned to San Diego tonight as the baserunning coach of the New York Mets.

Tonight, Padres play-by-play announcer Matt Vasgersian told this story about I had never heard:

In the early 1980s, the Oakland A’s accounting department was freaking out. The books were off $1 million. After an investigation, it was determined Rickey was the reason why. The GM asked him about a $1 million bonus he had received and Rickey said instead of cashing it, he framed it and hung it on a wall at his house.

More Rickey Henderson stories available here at 100% Injury Rate.

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