"It's great," Henderson said. "It goes to show you the great fans that follow you, the ones that have been around since back in my playing days, and I appreciate their support."
The game's all-time stolen base leader, who has served as a Spring Training special instructor for the A's over the last two seasons, also threw out the first pitch Saturday. A perfect toss down the middle of the plate to Coco Crisp showcased a dose of Henderson's remaining abilities.
"The years, the amount of time he did this for, it's amazing," A's manager Bob Geren said. "He still looks like he could play. It's a great day here to celebrate Rickey -- everyone can get their bobblehead of a Hall of Famer.
"I always feel like I could go out there and put a uniform on and play," Henderson said. "Sometimes when I'm sitting around and looking at the game and things aren't going right, I say, 'Let me just put on a uniform and go out there and take a chance at it.' I think it's just because I love the game so much.