Tim Raines Speaker Profile
Retired Outfielder for the New York Yankees
Tim Raines Biography
Nicknamed the Rock, Tim Raines was born September 16, 1959 in Sanford, Florida and is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for six teams from 1979 to 2002 and was best known for his 13 seasons with the Montreal Expos. Regarded as one of the top leadoff hitters and baserunners in the sport's history, Raines stole at least 70 bases in each of his first six full seasons (1981-1986), leading the National League in stolen bases each season from 1981 to 1984, with a career high of 90 steals in 1983. Raines also led the NL in runs scored twice (1983 and 1987). Raines batted over .300 in five full seasons and over .320 from 1985 to 1987, winning the 1986 NL batting title with a .334 average. He also had six full seasons with an on base percentage above .390.
With 808 steals in his career, Raines has the fourth-highest total in major league history, behind Rickey Henderson, Lou Brock and Ty Cobb. Until 2008, his career stolen base percentage (84.7%) was the highest in MLB history for players with 300 or more attempts and he was successful on 40 consecutive steal attempts between July 1993 and August 1995, setting an American League record at the time (the record was broken by Ichiro Suzuki in May 2007, when he completed 45 consecutive steals).
Among switch hitters, Raines ranks sixth in career hits (2,605), fourth in runs (1,571), walks (1,330) and times on base (3,977), fifth in plate appearances (10,359), seventh in singles (1,892), doubles (430), total bases (3,771) and at bats (8,872), eighth in triples (113) and tenth in extra base hits (713). He holds Expos/Washington Nationals franchise records for career runs (947), steals (635), singles (1,163), triples (82) and walks (793), and was the seventh player whose career began after 1945 to retire with over 1,500 runs and 100 triples. His 1,966 games in left field ranked seventh in major league history when he retired.
Raines served as the hitting coach for the minor-league Harrisburg Senators in 2007, but he did not return for the 2008 season Raines is currently the manager of the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League.
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Posted on 2 January 2013 | 6:52 pm
Seven-time All-Star leftfielder Tim Raines will be featured at the upcoming Pinstripe Glory Days show hosted by MAB Celebrity Services. Raines is a three-time World Series Champion, twice as a player for the New York Yankees in 1996 and 1998, and more recently as a first base coach with the Chicago White Sox in the 2005 season although he spent the majority of his career with the...[Read More]
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