June 24, 1979: Rickey Henderson makes his MLB debut with the A's, stealing a base in the first game of a doubleheader against the Rangers.

By his second season, Henderson became the third player ever to record 100 stolen bases in a season (preceded by Maury Wills and Lou Brock).

In 1982, Henderson stole 130 bases, a record that still stands.

Throughout his career, Henderson racked up 10 All-Star appearances, two World Series title (1989, 1993) and an AL MVP award (1990).

Henderson also holds the MLB records for most career stolen bases (1,406) and runs (2,295).

He was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2009, receiving 94.8 percent of the first-ballot votes.

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