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Archive for Wednesday, April 25, 2001

Henderson ties Ruth record for walks

April 25, 2001

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— Rickey Henderson tied Babe Ruth's career record of 2,062 walks Tuesday night in San Diego's game against Philadelphia.

Henderson was held out of the starting lineup because he was hitting just .111.

Pinch-hitting for reliever David Lee in the sixth inning, Henderson worked the count full, fouled off a pitch and then walked on a 90 mph fastball from reliever Chris Brock.

Henderson, baseball's career steals leader, took off his helmet and pointed toward the stands.

Henderson had started four of the last five games in left field, but was struggling, in part because of the new high strike zone. He was hitting .200 after Friday night's game at Los Angeles, but then went 0-for-7 with one walk in the next three games.

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