The year was 1996, the month was September, and I was eight years old and going to the first baseball game not played either in Elmira at Dunn Field or in Pittsburgh at Three Rivers Stadium.* We were heading across the border to Canada to visit the SkyDome, now the Rogers Centre, to see the Yankees play the Blue Jays.
That box score pretty much brings on some serious nostalgia...
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...
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
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...
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...
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February 07, 2013
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...
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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.