In the event of a government shutdown, the Smithsonian will remain OPEN through at least Saturday, October 7. Check back for updates...
Baseball bat, used by Rickey Henderson, Oakland A's
- Associated Name
- Henderson, Rickey
- Oakland Athletics
- Louisville Slugger
- Black finished baseball bat used by outfielder Rickey Henderson as a member of the Oakland A's. Silver lettering on bat, including facsimile of Henderson's signature. Model T141.
- Rickey Henderson (b.1958) played Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics (1979-1984, 1989-1993. 1994-1995, 1998,) New York Yankees (1985-1989,) Toronto Blue Jays (1993,) San Diego Padres (1996-1997,) Boston Red Sox (2002) and Los Angeles Dodgers (2003.) Henderson set Major League career records for stolen bases, 1,406 and runs, 2,295.
- Batting right, but throwing left, Henderson primarily played left field and batted leadoff. He compiled a lifetime .279 batting average with 3,055 hits, 297 home runs and 1,115 runs batted in. A 10-time All-Star, Henderson won the American League most valuable player award in 1990. He was twice a World Series champion, in 1989 (Athletics) and 1993 (Blue Jays.)
- Henderson was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.
- Currently not on view
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Object Name
- baseball bat
- bat, baseball
- Physical Description
- wood (overall material)
- overall: 34 in x 2 in; 86.36 cm x 5.08 cm
- place made
- United States: Kentucky, Louisville
- See more items in
- Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
- Sports & Leisure
- National Museum of American History
- African American
- Record ID
- Metadata Usage (text)
- GUID (Link to Original Record)