This Day in Yankee History

rickey-henderson-bronx-burnerDecember 5, 1984 – The Yankees trade for future Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson as they send five players, pitchers Jay Howell and Jose Rijo, outfielder Stan Javier, and minor leaguer pitchers Tim Birtsas and Eric Plunk, to Athletics.

Henderson spend four and a half seasons as a Yankee and despite being labeled as lazy he put up incredible numbers with the Yankees. In 746 games Henderson scored 513 runs, stole 326 bases, had 213 extra-base hits, had a OBP just under .400, and made the all-star team every year.

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