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Honoring Rickey Henderson and Major Sports’ Top 10 Natural Athletes

I've been an Oakland A's fan for as long as I can remember. In 1992, my dad took me to my first A's game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. And the events that transpired will forever live in Turner family lore. The A's got off to a horrendous start, falling behind 6-0 after Cal RIpken blasted a fourth inning grand slam. But the A's battled back to tie the score 6-6 heading into the ninth. And with two out in the bottom of the ninth, Rickey Henderson began a slow stroll off third base that morphed into full speed haul within two steps. Before half the crowd knew what was going on, Rickey swiped home for the victory. From there I began a life-long appreciation for his one-of-a-kind talent, career and personality. Rickey epitomizes a natural athlete,...

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