Saturday, February 11, 2006

New York Mets to get Henderson back

It is very exciting to know that Henderson is going to join back the major league and this time he is coming in the role of an instructor for the New York Mets. Henderson has accepted a position as a hitting instructor for the New York Mets on February 10, 2006, and would be joining Mets as spring training instructor. According to the news column this famous player had not been playing in the league since 2003. He was playing with the Los Angeles Dodgers prior to 2003 season.

Henderson played his last game on September 19, 2003; he was hit by a pitch in his only plate appearance, and came around to score his 2,295th run. Though it is increasingly unlikely that Rickey Henderson will return to major league action, his status continues to confound. It was reported by NBC and ESPN that Henderson had announced his much-delayed official retirement on December 6, 2005, but this was denied by his agent the following day.

He plans to instruct the players of the Mets team: we hope for the best for this team as they are getting Henderson as there trainer. Rickey is the best leadoff hitter in the history of the game. It seems that he too like other men of honor want to add to there scores. I think that the hidden desire of Henderson is to add to his 1,406 steals and 2,295 runs- both major league records.

The 47 year old outfielder who has unique playing style with one unusual feature: that he throws with his left hand and bats right-handed. A lot of right-handed throwers bat left-handed, but the opposite is extremely rare, especially among non-pitchers. He is Major League Baseball's all-time leader in runs scored and stolen bases, and holds the single-season record for stolen bases. Henderson played for the Mets in 1999 and part of 2000, and then was released by New York after he failed to run out a drive. He and Bobby Bonilla were accused of playing cards in the Mets' clubhouse during 1999's season-ending, extra-inning loss at Atlanta in the NL championship series. He has shown brilliant career and will definitely prove to be a perfect instructor for Mets.


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