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Baseball Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson is having a hard time finding a buyer for a pair of Mediterranean mansions in Phoenix.
He's spent the past two years trying to sell a 7,800-square-foot mansion at 11809 S. Montezuma Court, initially listing the home for $2.4 million before renovating the interior and dropping the price to $2 million.
Meanwhile, less than a mile away, he's selling a 6,000-square-foot mansion at 12239 S. Yaki Court for $1.27 million.
And if you're not ready to buy, Henderson's Montezuma Court property recently debuted as a rental property available for $8,500 per month.
Both properties are shining examples of classic Arizona luxury.
The Yaki Court home has five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, an office, master suite with two-way fireplace, dual master dressing rooms with a three-way mirror, and steam shower.
A 700-square-foot guesthouse is located on the half-acre property, which notably features a sport court and a seven-car garage that could be configured into a four-car garage and studio, the listing states.
Public records show the home, which was built in 1994, was bought in 2014 for $1.17 million. It went on the market in mid-April.
The Montezuma Court home is even more impressive.
Public records show it once belonged to former Chicago Cubs second baseman (and fellow Hall of Famer) Ryne Sandberg, who paid $400,000 for the mansion, the Los Angeles Times reports. Henderson bought the property from Sandberg in 1996 for $1.65 million.
The nearly 7,900-square-foot home features six bedrooms and seven bathrooms on a 1.52-acre lot that backs up to South Mountain in the Phoenix foothills, a protected area popular with hikers.
The home was newly renovated with "nothing but the finest finishes," including marble flooring throughout, the listing states. A large chef's kitchen with stainless-steel appliances -- including three ovens and a Sub-Zero refrigerator -- opens to a breakfast nook and large family room. The resort-style backyard includes a sport court, lap pool, and spa.
Both homes are located in the affluent Ahwatukee Custom Estates development. Just a few blocks away, a 7,600-square-foot mansion on East Kachina Drive was recently listed for nearly $2.2 million.
Henderson, 57, stole 1,406 bases over his 24-year career, which is far and away an MLB record. He also tops the all-time leaderboard with 2,295 career runs scored. In 2009, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Given his storied career, a baseball fan in the market for a unique piece of MLB-related real estate would be smart to make a move to the desert.