THIS DAY IN NY SPORTS HISTORY

Friday, April 24, 1987

Henderson homers off two 300 winners

Rickey Henderson became the first player in baseball history to hit home runs off two 300-game winners in the same game in the Yankees' 6-5 loss to the Indians at Cleveland Stadium. Henderson, 28, hit a solo homer in the eighth inning off Phil Niekro, who had 312 wins at the time. In the ninth, the leftfielder hit a two-run shot off Steve Carlton (324) that gave the Yankees a 5-4 lead. Henderson was 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, three runs and three RBIs against the eventual Hall of Famers. Cory Snyder's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth won it for the Indians. Henderson, best known for his walks and stolen bases, hit 17 homers in 95 games that season and had 297 in his Hall of Fame career.

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