The art of the steal: A look at Rickey Henderson’s long, dazzling career on the baseball diamond

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Theft never looked so good. Rickey Henderson stealing bases was a thrilling spectacle. So was watching him hit and trying to spot the ball as it entered the stratosphere. Yet as amazingly talented as Henderson was on the diamond, bad press dogged him, especially here in New York. That wasn’t without basis; Henderson was an ego to be reckoned with. “I don’t need no press now, man,” he infamously told reporters when he joined the Yankees. The difference between Henderson and so many who strut is that he had the talent to back up the swagger. Henderson shattered records, and sometimes …

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