One of the most unusual players in Major League Baseball was Rickey Henderson. Not the least of his uniquenesses was “Rickey-Speak.” He once framed a million dollar check because he thought it was cool. (The organization had to call him to tell him to cash it!) Here are a few samples of his oddities:
In 1996, Henderson?s first season with San Diego, he boarded the team bus and was looking for a seat. Steve Finley said, ?You have tenure, sit wherever you want.? Henderson looked at Finley and said, ?Ten years? Ricky?s been playing at least 16, 17 years.?
This one happened in Seattle. Rickey struck out and as the next batter was walking past him, he heard Henderson say, ?Don?t worry, Rickey, you?re still the best.?
Rickey once asked a teammate how long it would take him to drive to the Dominican Republic.