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Today in Sports History – Tim Raines Steals 70 & Drives In 70 Runs

On this day in 1983, Tim Raines of the Montreal Expos became the first player since Ty Cobb to steal 70 & drive in 70 runs. Raines went 3-for-4 with a HR‚ a stolen base‚ and 4 RBI in Montreal’s 10-4 win over St. Louis. In 1983, Raines stole a career high of 90 bases, the second-best total in franchise history, and scored 133 runs, a franchise record. In each season from...
Via Metta Chronicles
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Raines enters Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Tim Raines and George Bell were inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday along with Rob Ducey, Nat Bailey, Tom Cheek and Nat Bailey. Raines spent 13 years with the Montreal Expos. ''My heart is there,'' Raines said about Montreal. ''I'm not really Canadian, but I feel like one. ... It means a lot to be recognized by this country....
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June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Raines: Hall of Famer?

There has been much discussion concerning whether players known/suspected of using P.E.D's should be inducted into the Hall of Fame. What has been lost in the debate is that there are a number of former players on the ballot that should be inducted at Cooperstown. Perhaps the player who has the most credentials, but is continually overlooked, is Tim Raines.The post Tim Raines...
Via Razzball
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Raines is Hall-bound!

Tim Raines is heading to the Hall of Fame, gang...and it's about time!The former Montreal Expos legend is one of five inductees into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.Wait...what?!?"The emotions of not getting into the Baseball Hall of Fame is something I've been dealing with for five years," Raines said during a conference call Wednesday. "But getting into...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Raines, Bell lead Canadian Hall class of 2013

Still waiting for Cooperstown, Tim Raines can say he's a Hall of Famer. The former Montreal Expos outfielder was selected for induction Thursday into the Canadian Baseball of Fame. Also included in the class of 2013 are former outfielders George Bell and Rob Ducey as well as former announcer Tom Cheek and longtime minor league owner Nat Bailey. No players were elected into...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Raines: Underrated for Over 30 Years

It's no secret that Tim Raines was underrated during his playing days. During his time on the Hall of Fame ballot, his case for induction has gained steam, similarly to Bert Blyleven's mostly blog-fueled campaign a few years back.Unfortunately for Tim Raines and his fans, Rock's timing appears less than ideal. The ballot is overcrowded and looks to get more-so as soon...
Via BAseball Reality Tour
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Cooperstown 2013: Tim Raines

TIM RAINESSixth Year on Ballot (2012 - 48.7%) PLAYING CAREER: Montreal Expos (1979–1990), Chicago White Sox (1991–1995), New York Yankees (1996–1998), Oakland Athletics (1999), Montreal Expos (2001), Baltimore Orioles (2001) and Florida Marlins (2002) ACHIEVEMENTS: Career batting average of .294 with 2605 hits and 1571 runs scored. Hit .300 or better seven times. Led the National...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

The Cooperstown case for Tim Raines

An argument on behalf of the sabermetric darling.Click the title to read more.Read more great baseball stuff at The Hardball Times.
Via The Hardball Times
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

'Rock' the vote? Raines looks to gain steam

Tim Raines is a candidate on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the fifth year. The Class of 2012 will be announced on Jan. 9.
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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