It was one for the ages in major-league baseball.
Oakland's Rickey Henderson stole the early headlines yesterday, breaking the all-time record for stolen bases that Lou Brock had held since 1979. Holding the base over his head, Henderson told the crowd at the Oakland Coliseum, "Lou Brock was a symbol of great base stealing, but today I am the greatest of all time." It took Brock 19 years to steal his 938; Henderson, 32, who got his 939th yesterday in his 13th season, said, "I know I can steal 1,200."
Next, the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago White Sox took the stage -- and wouldn't leave, playing the longest American League game in seven years. After six hours, five minutes and 19 innings, the Brewers prevailed, 10-9.