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February 25, 2009

Make some room up on the wall

It appears as though making it into the Hall of Fame is not the only excitement Rickey Henderson is going to have this season...the Oakland A's are planning on retiring his jersey number. Here's a story that appeared over at the San Francisco Chronicle.

"In another sign the A's are preparing to retire Rickey Henderson's jersey number, catcher Kurt Suzuki switched from No. 24 to No. 8 this spring.

A's equipment manager Steve Vucinich said there has been no official decision about retiring Henderson's number and noted that the team waited until the year after Dennis Eckersley was elected to the Hall to retire the closer's No. 43."

Read the rest of Susan Slusser's column HERE!

BallHype: hype it up!

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