Rickey Henderson to Receive Prestigious Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory's Living Legend Award
Hall of Famer to accept award presented by former teammate Dave Stewart
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is delighted to announce that baseball icon Rickey Henderson will be honored with the Living Legend Award on November 10th at the iconic museum. Established in 2007, this prestigious accolade celebrates individuals whose contributions to baseball and society have attained legendary status, epitomizing the essence of talent, accomplishment, and personal integrity.
“This recognition means so much to me, not just as a baseball player, but as someone who has always strived to make a positive impact both on and off the field,” said Henderson. “Louisville Slugger has been an integral part of baseball's history, and to be associated with such an iconic brand is truly humbling.”
Rickey Henderson's career highlights are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Born on December 25, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois, Henderson's journey to greatness began on the baseball diamond, where he carved his path to superstardom.
Throughout his illustrious career, Henderson achieved numerous milestones, etching his name in baseball history. Among his most remarkable achievements are:
All-Time Stolen Bases Leader: Rickey Henderson's unparalleled base-stealing prowess earned him the title of the all-time stolen bases leader, stealing an incredible 1,406 bases during his career.
Runs Scored Record: Henderson's remarkable ability to cross home plate made him the all-time runs scored leader with 2,295 runs, solidifying his status as an offensive juggernaut.
Hall of Fame Induction: In 2009, Rickey Henderson was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest players to grace the sport.
Beyond his on-field achievements, Rickey Henderson's philanthropic efforts off the field have left an indelible impact on communities worldwide. His commitment to charitable causes, particularly those supporting youth education and sports development, exemplifies his dedication to giving back and creating positive change.
The Living Legend Award is an honor bestowed upon those who have not only excelled in baseball but have also shaped American culture. Rickey Henderson's contributions to the game and his positive influence outside of it make him a fitting recipient for this prestigious recognition.
The official award ceremony will take place on November 10th, at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Tickets for this highly anticipated event will be available for purchase at SluggerMuseum.com. Former 3x World Series Champion, teammate and close friend of Henderson, Dave Stewart will also be at the event to present the award.
Join us as we honor the 2023 Living Legend, Rickey Henderson on November 10th, at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.
Limited Edition Louisville Slugger Bat
To honor the Living Legend, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory has produced an iconic yellow/green two-toned finished T141 model collector bat for the special occasion. The expertly crafted collector bat will be autographed by Henderson. The bat design includes a silhouette of Henderson holding a base above his head. The back of the bat features some of Henderson’s career highlights. The bat is now sold out.
Living Legend Past Recipients
With this Living Legend recognition, Henderson joins a prestigious group of baseball Hall of Famers to receive the award. Past recipients of Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory’s Living Legend Award include: Jim Thome (2022), Derek Jeter (2021), Mike Schmidt (2019), Frank Thomas (2017), Dave Winfield (2016), Andre Dawson (2015), Ozzie Smith (2014), Cal Ripken, Jr. (2013), Tony Gwynn (2012), Johnny Bench (2011), Ernie Banks (2010), Hank Aaron (2009), Frank Robinson (2008) and Ken Griffey, Jr. (2007).