Rickey Henderson net worth and salary: Rickey Henderson is arguably the best lead off hitter and base runner in baseball history who has a net worth of $20 Million. Rickey Henderson's peak salary was in 1994 when the A's paid him $4.5 million. During his playing career, Henderson earned $44 million in salary alone. When Rickey got his first $1 million check from the Oakland A's, management noticed that he hadn't cashed the check after several months . When they called him to find out why, he told them he had framed it.
Henderson played for a total of nine teams during his baseball career between 1979 to 2003. His nickname was Man of Steel. Henderson won the American League, MVP in 1990 and became the 3rd modern-era player to steal 100 bases in a season. When a baseball statistician was asked if he thought Henderson would make it into the Hall of Fame, he replied, "If you could split him in two, you'd have two Hall of Famers." Needless to say, he commanded one of the highest salaries in his day, as well as getting many endorsement deals with big profile companies. People sometimes pock fun at his desire to talk about himself in third person, but with a record like his, he can do whatever he wants.