On This Day In Baseball History: April 24, 1987

Rickey Henderson

 

New York Yankees left fielder Rickey Henderson becomes the first player in Major League history to homer off of two 300 game winners in the same game. Henderson hit a solo homer off of Phil Niekro in the eighth and a two-run shot off Steve Carlton in the ninth. Henderson went on to hit 297 homers, score the most career runs (2295) and steal the most bases (1406) in Major League history. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2009 by receiving 94.8% of votes (511 or 539).

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