Sunday, August 27, 2017
This Week in MLB History
Rickey Henderson of the Oakland A's wore the spikes pictured here when he broke Hall of Famer Lou Brock's single-season stolen base record on Aug. 27, 1982. Henderson stole his 119th base of the year, surpassing Brock's record-setting total of 118 during the 1974 season. The history-making theft came in the third inning, when Henderson drew a walk with two outs. After a pitchout, Henderson stole second against the Milwaukee Brewers' combination of George "Doc" Medich (the pitcher) and Ted Simmons (the catcher). Henderson, who went on to swipe three more bases in a 5-4 loss to the Brewers, would finish the season with a remarkable 130 stolen bases.