Lou Brock was a great base stealer but today I am the greatest.
– Rickey Henderson
To me the most important thing was stirring things up and scoring some runs so we could win a ballgame.
Rickey don’t like it when Rickey can’t find Rickey’s limo.
The only name on my birth certificate was Henley, no first name.
I don’t think I ever got proper credit about being smart about the game.
Somehow, I’ve been blessed to be able to have the young spirit inside – not feel like every year I get a year older. I feel like every year I get a year younger. I don’t wake up in the morning with aches and pains.
I wanted to be a part of something special and contributing to the launch of a new league was very exciting to me.
I’m a Hall of Famer and I’m still fighting for it because I love the game and I love to play.
Rickey got a big ranch. Rickey got a big bull. Rickey got horses. Rickey got chickens and everything. And Rickey got a 20-gallon hat.
To all the kids out there: Follow your dream. Believe in your dream. Because dreams do come true.
I have to play baseball to make me happy. I have to be an athlete. But when it’s all said and done, I’ll be a normal father. A normal-type house man.
I’m disappointed about how my career ended.
If my uniform doesn’t get dirty, I haven’t done anything in the baseball game.
I love playing this game and every spring training feels like the first.
Just because I believed in what I was doing on the field and dedicated myself to playing the game, does that mean I’m cocky? Does that mean I’m arrogant?
You never had the opportunity to play with some of the great ballplayers, but being that close around them, and being in the same category, was a great feeling, to feel that vibe of all the best players who played the game.
My impact on the game was going out there and making things happen.
When you’re a kid, you want to be a millionaire.
I like playing for Oakland, they have a very colorful uniform.
I did so many things that made me a threat.
My dream was to play football for the Oakland Raiders. But my mother thought I would get hurt playing football, so she chose baseball for me. I guess moms do know best.
My journey as a player is complete.
I love the game and I wanted to continue playing. It came to a time that I had to stop.
People say I stole a lot of bases. I stole the bases for a reason. I crossed the plate.
Even the slowest guy can go from first to third and help win a ballgame.
Once you can accept failure, you can have fun and success.