1990 Headline: Tim Raines Traded To Chicago White Sox!
During the offseason of 1990, Tim Raines was shipped off to the Chicago White Sox after 12 seasons with the Montreal Expos. In typical Expos form, it was out with the old and in with the new. The Expos had a talented crop of young rookies in the early 1990’s and wanted to give them playing time so they dumped their veterans – including their 7-time All-star Raines.
During his 12 years with Montreal, Raines shined as one of the game’s best lead-off hitters. With a solid, and decade-long .300 batting average, Raines was the ideal guy to start each game with the goal of igniting his team’s offense. And boy did he deliver… With the Expos, Raines collected 634 stolen bases while scoring 934 runs. He also developed a knack for driving in runs as he collected 552 RBI while batting lead-off. He even hit 96 home runs!!!
Montreal’s loss eventually became the White Sox, Yankees, A’s, Marlins, and Orioles gain as Tim Raines was a classy ballplayer both on and off the field!!!