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Stealing Home (Related Stories)


Stealing home stories in the SI Vault

Robinson Was SafeBy SI Staff, October 10, 1955Jackie 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 MountainsBy William Leggett, July 12, 1965Little 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.

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The Little Big ManBy Mark Mulvoy, April 12, 1976Only 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 SteelBy Craig Neff, June 17, 1985It's a bird, it's a plane, no, it's the Cardinals' Vince Coleman, sliding headfirst for the stolen base mark.

Man Of StealBy Peter Gammons, October 1, 1990In 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 PlayBy Ted Keith, June 29, 2009Earlier 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 HistoryBy Joe Posnanski, May 4, 2010There 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?