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Major League Season Recap 1990

Major League Season Recap 1990 World Series – Cincinnati Reds NL over Oakland A’s AL 4 games to 0 World Series MVP – rijojo01 Babe Ruth Award – Billy Hatcher ALCS Oakland A’s over Boston Red Sox 4...

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Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice are elected into the Hall of Fame

2009 – Rickey Henderson, the all-time major league leader in stolen bases, runs and leadoff home runs, is elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot; at the time of his retirement, Henderson also held the all-time walk record. Also elected is Jim Rice, the third player to go in on the 15th and final ballot (after Ralph Kiner and Red Ruffing); Rice’s long-time teammate Fred Lynn says stats should be discarded in pushing his case.

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Ivan Rodriguez breaks his thumb when it is struck by Mo Vaughn’s bat swinging on a third strike when the American League MVP attempts to throw out a runner stealing second base

Ivan Rodriguez (.347, 27, 83) breaks his thumb when it is struck by Mo Vaughn’s bat swinging on a third strike when the American League MVP attempts to throw out a runner stealing second base. The Texas Rangers’ All-Star catcher will miss the rest of the season.

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At the Tokyo Dome the New York Mets defeat the Chicago Cubs in 11 innings

At the Tokyo Dome, the New York Mets defeat the Chicago Cubs in 11 innings, 5 – 1, on Benny Agbayani’s pinch-hit grand slam. Rey Ordóñez commits an error in the game, ending his major league record streak of 101 consecutive errorless games at shortstop. With a swipe of second base, Rickey Henderson joins Ted Williams as the only major league players to steal a base in four different decades.

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Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics becomes the American League’s all-time stolen base king. In swiping third base against the Toronto Blue Jays, Henderson steals his 893rd base to surpass the long-standing record set by Ty Cobb.

Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics becomes the American League’s all-time stolen base king. In swiping third base against the Toronto Blue Jays, Henderson steals his 893rd base to surpass the long-standing record set by Ty Cobb.

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Brian Holman of the Seattle Mariners loses his bid for the major league’s 13th perfect game with two outs in the 9th inning

1990 – Brian Holman of the Seattle Mariners loses his bid for the major league’s 13th perfect game with two outs in the 9th inning on Ken Phelps’ pinch-hit home run in the Mariners’ 6 – 1 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Phelp’s homer run will be the final homerun in his career. Holman will strikeout Rickey Henderson for the final out.

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Mark Langston reaches an agreement with the Angels on a five-year contract worth $16 million

Mark Langston reaches an agreement with the Angels on a five-year contract worth $16 million, making the left-handed pitcher the latest highest-paid player in baseball history. The 29 year-old free agent, who had a combined 16-14 record with the Mariners and Expos last season, rejected Montreal’s three-year, $9 million offer last summer that would have made him the first major leaguer to have averaged $3 million a season.

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The Oakland Athletics complete a sweep in the World Series with a 9 – 6 win over the San Francisco Giants

1989 – The Oakland Athletics complete a sweep in the World Series with a 9 – 6 win over the San Francisco Giants. Rickey Henderson’s home run supports starter and winner Mike Moore. Dave Stewart is named Series MVP after winning the first and third game of the Series, which was interrupted by an earthquake.

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Yankees get the man of STEAL

1984 – The Oakland A’s send base-stealing OF Rickey Henderson and P Bert Bradley to the Yankees in exchange for pitchers Jay Howell and Jose Rijo, OF Stan Javier, and minor leaguers Tim Birtsas and Eric Plunk. On the same day, the Yankees trade C Rick Cerone to the Braves for P Brian Fisher.

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Billy Ball is born in Oakland

1980 – The Oakland Athletics sign Billy Martin to a two-year contract as manager. Martin, who was fired by the Yankees only four months earlier, will popularize the notion of “Billy Ball” with the A’s and lead the team to a split-season crown in 1981.

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