MLB great Rickey Henderson reloads Phoenix home

MLB legend Rickey Henderson takes another swing at selling Arizona sports estate

Legendary baseball player Rickey Henderson has put his estate in Phoenix back on the market at $2.299 million.

Henderson had asked as much as $2.4 million for the home, which was previously owned by longtime Chicago Cubs second baseman Ryne Sandberg, earlier this year.

Backing South Mountain in the suburbs of Ahwatukee, the Mediterranean-style home is entered through a two-story foyer with a sweeping staircase. The two-story floor plan, with ornate columns and marble flooring, includes large formal spaces, a dual-island kitchen, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

Among features is a game room, a workout room and a steam room. The master suite, with walk-in closets and dual vanities, sports a private balcony and a sitting room with a fireplace.

Outdoors, landscaped grounds of about two acres center on a large pool and spa. Elsewhere on the property is a sunken basketball half-court, an outdoor fireplace and ramada with a barbecue/kitchen.

Henderson, 56, played 25 major league seasons for nine different teams, including the Athletics, Yankees and Dodgers. The Hall of Fame outfielder holds the all-time records for stolen bases (1,406) and runs scored (2,295).

Henderson purchased the home from Sandberg, who is currently the manager for the Philadelphia Phillies, in 1996 for $1.65 million, public records show. Sandberg paid $400,000 for the property in 1990.

Rebekah Liperote of West USA Realty Revelation is the listing agent.

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