28 Most Famous Rickey Henderson Quotes

28 Most Famous Rickey Henderson Quotes

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Rickey Henderson is a former baseball outfielder. He played for over 7 different teams in the MLB and broke numerous league records during his career. He was inducted into the baseball hall of fame in 2009 and currently lives in California with his wife and family.

“I can still steal a base anytime I get ready.”

“I don’t care about them … It’s Rickey time.”

“I don’t think I ever got proper credit about being smart about the game.”

“I don’t want to be one of those great players who never made it to the (World) Series.”

“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 haven’t had the time to say, ‘I’m retiring.’ But baseball says, ‘You’re retired.’”

“I like playing for Oakland, they have a very colorful uniform.”

“I love playing this game and every spring training feels like the first.”

“I love talking about baserunning.”

“I wanted to beat you in the worst way. If that made me cocky, so be it.”

“I was stealing all the bases, and when you had to go to arbitration they said, ‘You know, only the big boys make the money.’ So I got to try and figure out how to hit a home run, too.’”

“If my uniform doesn’t get dirty, I haven’t done anything in the baseball game.”

“If they’re going to pay me like [Mike] Gallego, I’m going to play like Gallego.”

“I’m a walking record.”

“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?”

“Kevin, this is Rickey, calling on behalf of Rickey. Rickey wants to play baseball.”

“Listen, people are always saying, ‘Rickey says Rickey.’ But it’s been blown way out of proportion. People might catch me, when they know I’m ticked off, saying, ‘Rickey, what the heck are
you doing, Rickey?’ They say, ‘Darn, Rickey, what are you saying Rickey for? Why don’t you just say, ‘I?’ But I never did. I always said, ‘Rickey,’ and it became something for people to joke about.”

“Lou Brock was a great base stealer, but today, I am the greatest of all-time.”

“My impact on the game was going out there and making things happen.”

“My journey as a player is complete.”

“People always ask me why I still want to play, but I want to know why no one will give me an opportunity. It’s like they put a stamp on me: ‘Hall of Fame. You’re done. That’s it.’ It’s a goddamn shame.”

“Smaller than Hitler’s heart.”

“Speeches and me don’t get along sometimes. It is kind of like putting a tie too tight on my neck. I’m going to do whatever feels right.”

“The only thing I wish I could figure out is how I got misunderstood regarding the type of person I really am and what I accomplished … 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? People who played against me called me cocky, but my teammates didn’t. I brought attention, fear.”

“The Rickey Rally — a walk, two stolen bases and a sacrifice fly — was purist baseball at its best. Scoring runs, after all, is baseball’s bottom line, and no one’s better at it than Rickey.”

“They kept that s— a secret from me … I wish they had told me. My God, could you imagine Rickey on ‘roids? Oh, baby, look out!”

“To me the most important thing was stirring things up and scoring some runs so we could win a ballgame.”

“When you’re a kid, you want to be a millionaire.”