Stealing home stories in the SI Vault

Robinson Was Safe By SI Staff, October 10, 1955 Jackie Robinson's steal of home in first game raised rhubarbs and first glimpse of what a rousing World Series it was to be.

The Mouse Who Builds The Mountains By William Leggett, July 12, 1965 Little Maury Wills is threatening to break his own stolen-base record as he wangles precious runs -- and the league lead -- for his low-scoring Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Little Big Man By Mark Mulvoy, April 12, 1976 Only 5-foot-7,Joe Morgan is baseball's most complete player. He harasses pitchers, hits, steals, scores and fields, all with an air of arrogance.

In-vince-able Man Of Steel By Craig Neff, June 17, 1985 It's a bird, it's a plane, no, it's the Cardinals' Vince Coleman, sliding headfirst for the stolen base mark.

Man Of Steal By Peter Gammons, October 1, 1990 In a brilliant MVP season, the indomitable Rickey Henderson is racing for the career stolen base record.

The Art of Stealing Home: Studying Baseball's Most Exciting Play By Ted Keith, June 29, 2009 Earlier this season, Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was standing on third base at Fenway Park in the fifth inning of a nationally televised game against the Yankees. It was a relatively common occurrence in an otherwise common game, but the idea that entered the mind of the 25-year-old Ellsbury was a very uncommon one. In that moment, he resolved to do something dangerous. He would steal home

The 10 Most Famous Steals in Baseball History By Joe Posnanski, May 4, 2010 There really are not that many famous stolen bases in baseball history. In honor of former big leaguer Dave Roberts, who announced on Monday that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma, I posed the following question on Twitter: What are the 10 most famous stolen bases in baseball history?

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