October 7, 2001

Rickey Henderson



Career statistics | .279/.401/.419, 2,295 runs, 1,406 SBs
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 | Signed as a free agent with the Padres on Dec. 29, 1995.

How he left | Traded by the Padres to the Angels for Ryan Hancock, Stevenson Agosto and a player to be named later on Aug. 13, 1997.

How he was acquired again | Signed as a free agent with the Padres on March 19, 2001.

How he left again | Signed as a free agent with the Red Sox 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)