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At age 42, Padres outfielder Rickey Henderson breaks baseball’s career record with his 2,063rd walk, which he takes leading off the ninth against Philadelphia’s Jose Mesa. Henderson will end his MLB career two years later, finishing with 2,190 career free passes, 3,055 hits, a career .401 on-base percentage, and, of course, MLB’s all-time records in steals (1,406) and runs scored (2,295). Henderson then spends two more years playing in independent professional baseball leagues, where he walks another 169 times. His refusal to announce his official retirement delays his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame until 2009, when he was elected on the first ballot.