October 7, 2001

Rickey Henderson



Teams | Athletics (1979-84), Yankees (85-89), Athletics (89-93), Blue Jays (93), Athletics (94-95), Padres (96-97), Angels (97), Athletics (98), Mets (99-2000), Mariners (00), Padres (01), Red Sox (02), Dodgers (03)

How he was acquired | The Padres signed Rickey as a free agent on Dec. 29, 1995.
How he left | The Padres traded Rickey to the Angels for pitchers Ryan Hancock and Steven Agosto and a player to be named later on Aug. 13, 1997.

How he was acquired again | The Padres signed Rickey as a free agent on March 19, 2001.
How he left again | The Red Sox signed Rickey as a free agent on Feb. 13, 2002.

Player most similar to | none

1. Career year (1990) 28 home runs, 61 RBIs, .325 batting average, .439 on-base percentage, .577 slugging percentage, 119 runs, 65 stolen bases, 97 walks.

2. Career year (1985) 24 home runs, 72 RBIs, .314 batting average, .419 on-base percentage, .516 slugging percentage, 146 runs, 80 stolen bases, 99 walks.

3. Career year (1980) 9 home runs, 53 RBIs, .303 batting average, .420 on-base percentage, .399 slugging percentage, 111 runs, 100 stolen bases, 117 walks.

RESUME
Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame (2009)
All-time runs leader (2,295)
All-time stolen bases leader (1,406)
3,000th hit (double, Oct. 7, 2001)

AL MVP Award [1990]
Top 10 in MVP voting six times (1980-82, 85, 89-90)
10-time AL All-Star [1980, 82-88, 90-91)
AL Gold Glove Award [1981)
ALCS MVP [1989)



LEAGUE LEADER
Runs (1981, 85-86, 89-90)
On-base percentage (1990)
Walks (1982-83, 89, 98)
Hits (1981)

Most stolen bases, single season [130, 1982]
Most seasons leading in stolen bases [12]
Most home runs leading off game [75]

July 30, 2001

Sterling Hitchcock


Teams | Yankees (1992-95), Mariners (96), Padres (97-2001), Yankees (01-03), Cardinals (03), Padres (04)

How he was acquired | The Padres traded Scott Sanders to the Mariners for Hitchcock on Dec. 6, 1996.

How he left | The Padres traded Hitchcock to the Yankees for Brett Jodie and Darren Blakely on July 30, 2001.

How he was acquired again | Hitchcock signed a one-year contract with the Padres on Dec. 18, 2003.

How he left again | Hitchcock retired on Sept. 3, 2004.

Pitches | 1. Fastball  2. Split-fingered fastball  3. Sinker  4. Slider

Player most similar to | Steve Avery

RESUME
1998 NLCS MVP
Led league in wild pitches (1999)