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Yankees react to Rickey’s election

From the Yankees:

“There
was only one Rickey Henderson in baseball. He was the greatest leadoff hitter
of all time. I consider him a great friend with tremendous spirit and a true
Yankee.”

George
M. Steinbrenner (Yankees Chairperson)

“Rickey
and I have been friends for a long time, and I am ecstatic for him. I’ve
been fortunate and blessed to have played with a great number of phenomenal
baseball players but pound-for-pound, Rickey Henderson is the best player
I’ve ever played beside. No one was able to impact the course of a game
in as many ways as Rickey. This is a great day for him, and I can’t wait
to hear his acceptance speech.”

Willie
Randolph (Yankees teammate from 1985-88 and Oakland teammate in 1990)

“His
election is well-deserved. He was one of the best players I that ever played
with and obviously the best leadoff hitter in baseball. We had a lot of fun
pushing each other to play at higher levels. I’m very glad to see he got
in.”

Dave
Winfield (Hall of Famer and Yankees teammate from 1985-88)

“Rickey
was one of the most competitive players I’ve ever seen. He was
relentless. He could beat you with his legs and his bat, and he could beat you
from the leadoff position, which was something people hadn’t seen before.
As a person, Rickey was very funny and generous. I hung out and talked with him
a lot, and we used to go to dinner. I enjoyed every minute of those
years.”

Ken Griffey, Sr.
(Yankees teammate from 1985-86)

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