On April 9, 1989 — At Yankee Stadium, Rickey Henderson of the New York Yankees gets his 800th career stolen base in a 4 – 3 New York loss to the Cleveland Indians. Henderson’s steal off 2nd base off the battery of Tom Candiotti/Andy Allanson in the bottom of the 3rd. Henderson also had 2 hits and scored 2 of the three yankee runs.  Henderson will soon be traded to the Oakland A’s.

Henderson became only the 4th player in the history of the game to steal 800 bases in his career joining, Lou Brock, Ty Cobb and Billy Hamilton. Tim Raines will later join this elite group.

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