To me the most important thing was stirring things up and scoring some runs so we could win a ballgame.
Even the slowest guy can go from first to third and help win a ballgame.
If my uniform doesn't get dirty, I haven't done anything in the baseball game.
I don't think I ever got proper credit about being smart about the game.
The only name on my birth certificate was Henley, no first name.
If you look at some of the people in the Hall of Fame, my numbers are compatible.
Certain guys, they can see a guy do a certain thing with their glove and know what pitch is coming. I couldn't do that. But I can get on first base and I can tell you by his move if that pitcher is going to first base or home plate every time.
You never had the opportunity to play with some of the great ballplayers, but being that close around them, and being in the same category, was a great feeling, to feel that vibe of all the best players who played the game.
My dream was to play football for the Oakland Raiders. But my mother thought I would get hurt playing football, so she chose baseball for me. I guess moms do know best.
I love playing this game and every spring training feels like the first.