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Rickey Henderson

Test your baseball knowledge of Rickey Henderson.  Get up to bat in this Alan's FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) Henderson was born Rickey Nelson Henley, named after singer-actor Ricky Nelson, to John L. and Bobbie Henley on Christmas Day, 1958, in Chicago, in the back seat of an Oldsmobile on the way to the hospital.

  • True or False?

2) In 1976, Henderson graduated from high school, where he played baseball, basketball and football, and was an All-American running back with a pair of 1,000-yard rushing seasons.  What high school did he attend?

  • Alhambra Senior High School
  • Forty-niners High School
  • Oakland Technical High School
  • Upper Moreland High School

3) Henderson was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the fourth round of the 1976 Major League Baseball Draft. He spent the first season of his minor league career in the Northwest League.  What was the team?

  • Boise A's
  • Mott Owls
  • Ripton Tigers
  • Spokane Titans

4) Henderson made his major league debut with Oakland on June 24, 1979, getting two hits in four at bats, along with a stolen base.  Who did Oakland play?

  • Baltimore Orioles
  • Chicago White Sox
  • LA Angels
  • Texas Rangers

5) In December 1984, Henderson was traded to the New York Yankees along with Bert Bradley for five players: Tim Birtsas, Jay Howell, Stan Javier, Eric Plunk, and Jose Rijo. That year he led the league in runs scored (146) and stolen bases (80), was fourth in the league in walks (99) and on-base percentage (.419), and had 24 home runs while hitting .314.

  • True or False?

6) Following a mid-season trade, who did Henderson play with during the 1989 to 1993 seasons?

  • Boston
  • Oakland
  • Seattle
  • Texas

7) How many times did Henderson lead the American League in stolen bases?

  • 4 times
  • 8 times
  • 10 times
  • 12 times

8) How many times did Henderson lead the Major league in stolen bases?

  • 6 times
  • 8 times
  • 10 times
  • 12 times

9) What was his career batting average?

  • .279
  • .289
  • .299
  • .309

10) Henderson made his last MLB appearance September 19, 2003.  Who did he play for?

  • Boston Red Sox
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • San Diego Padres
  • Seattle Mariners

11) What was his career MLB stolen base record?

  • 1,106
  • 1,206
  • 1,306
  • 1,406

12) What year was Henderson elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2009

Rickey Henderson [Answers]

  1. True
  2. Oakland Technical High School
  3. Boise A's
  4. Texas Rangers
  5. True
  6. Oakland
  7. 12 times
  8. 6 times
  9. .279
  10. Los Angeles Dodgers
  11. 1,406
  12. 2009

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