Cecil Whig - - INSIDE BASEBALL -

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.

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