Monday, July 27, 2009

Stolen base king Rickey Henderson proves he's still "got it" by stealing HOF memorabilia after induction speech

From the Wait 'til this Year Humor Vault

COOPERSTOWN, New York--Rickey Henderson stole 1,406 bases in his career, more than any other player in baseball history. For that and his many other accomplishments, he was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday.

But after delivering his speech, he awkwardly tried to prove he's still "got it" by "stealing" several pieces of memorabilia from the Hall. Several witnesses saw Henderson run out of the museum wearing one of his old jerseys and carrying what was believed to be Johnny Bench's plaque, and a baseball. He sped away yelling "Still got it! I'm the king of steals!" out the window.

Tom Shieber, senior curator of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, said the theft was not a planned stunt, and he has contacted local police.

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