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Today in Performance Sneaker History: Rickey Henderson Sets All-Time Runs Record in 2001 Nike Cleats

When it comes to offensive records in the MLB, there’s no one quite like Rickey Henderson. The prolific outfielder was nicknamed the Man of Steel for his tenacious level of play. With a 24-year career spanning from 1979 to 2003, Henderson played for 10 different professional teams, including four stints with the Oakland Athletics. To this day, Rickey Henderson holds the all-time MLB records for runs scored, stolen bases, leadoff homers, and unintentional walks. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009, Henderson was a 10-time MLB All-Star and won the World Series championship on two occasions.

Known for a laundry list of professional milestones, Rickey Henderson established his runs scored record on October 4, 2001. As a member of the San Diego Padres, Henderson scored one run to contribute to his team’s 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. This was the 2,246 run scored of his career, and before retiring he would increase the total to 2,295. Alex Rodriguez is the closest active player to Henderson’s record with 1,919, followed by Derek Jeter with 1,876.

Throughout his lengthy career, Rickey Henderson wore everything from Mizuno to Reebok cleats. However, in 2001, he was a member of the Nike roster, and wore a shrouded cleat which featured a zipper closure. Reminiscent of the upcoming retro release of the Nike Zoom Glove basketball sneaker, this cleat has since been discontinued.

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