Happy Birthday Tim Raines!!!
Tm Raines turns 55 years old today!!
One of the scrappiest and most entertaining players to debut during the 1980’s, Tim Raines was magical on a baseball field.
I don’t know if it was because he was undersized (5 feet, 8 inches tall), but Tim Raines dominated baseball games to most people’s surprise.
Raines had a knack for contact hitting and he retired with a .294 lifetime average alongside 2,605 hits. And on the base paths he was a monster. One of the sport’s greatest runners, Raines has 808 career stolen bases and he has also scored 1,571 runs.
A constant threat to win the league’s MVP award and a 7-time All-star, Tim Raines was a steady contributor to each of the 7 teams he played with during his 23-year career.
Yet, Tim Raines is still a player that is hardly collected in today’s hobby. And he is rarely celebrated in baseball. Much of this has to do with his best years as a professional be ing played in Montreal for the Expos.
Happy Birthday ‘Rock’!!!