Rickey Henderson made his MLB debut on June 24, 1979. Over the next 25 seasons he suited up for nine different teams https://www.oafanstore.com/Matt_Chapman_Jersey-73, playing 3,081 regular season games and another 60 in the postseason. He made his final appearance on Sept. 19, 2003, although he didn officially retire until 2007.That marathon career was one of the longest in history. His 13,346 plate appearances rank fourth all-time, behind just Rose, Yaz, and Aaron, and the same goes for his games played total. Very few people have ever played as much Major League Baseball as Rickey.It no wonder, then, that the Man of Steal was my first thought when I noticed this tweet the other dayWhen Jamie Moyer retired in 2012 https://www.oafanstore.com/Mike_Fiers_Jersey-79... He had faced 9 of MLB hitters EVER. Jack Fritz and Randy Johnson .Fair enough. Clemens .167 .304 .197, 2 doubles, 13 BB, 19 Ks Johnson .119 .388 .169, 3 doubles, 26 BB, 30 KsSome other notables in 50+ PAs Jim Clancy , Jim Abbott , David Wells , Tom Gordon , Chuck Finley , and Milt Wilcox . Among the triple-digit sample sizes listed at the top of this section, the knuckleballer Hough gave him the most trouble . One last demographic worth checking out is Hall of Famers. Rickey faced 24 of them, and you can see the full list here. Included are old-timey A greats Catfish Hunter and Rollie Fingers, plus many others who debuted as early as the 0s. He did great against aging stars Jim Palmer, Phil Niekro, and Don Sutton, and a 30-something Bert Blyleven. He never even made contact off reliever Goose Gossage, though, going 0-for-9 with 9 Ks . Against Mariano Rivera he was 0-for-5 but reached base four times .Combine all two dozen Hall of Famers, and here what his line looked like in 628 plate appearances. It might not seem like much at first glance, but remember this split is against exclusively the absolute best pitchers of the last couple generations HOF .234 .354 .335, 7 HR, 94 BB, 118 KsIt all began in 1979, with a double off John Henry Johnson of the Rangers, and it ended 25 years later in a Dodgers uniform, with a HBP courtesy of Jason Christiansen of the Giants. Naturally, he scored after receiving that final free pass, adding to the career record of 2,295 runs that he still holds. In between those dates Luis Barrera Jersey, Rickey put together one of the best and longest careers of all time, and he did so against one-sixth of the pitchers who had ever appeared in the majors to that point.