On This Date 8/27/1982

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Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics sets the single-season base stealing record by swiping his 119th base at County Stadium against the Milwaukee Brewers. Lou Brock set the previous record of 118 stolen bases in 1974. Henderson would steal four bases in the game to increase the record to 122 as the Brewers beat Rickey’s A’s 5-4. Rickey Henderson would finish the season with 130 steals.