About Tim Raines
American pro-baseball coach, and former athlete Tim Raines has an estimated total net worth of 14 million dollars at the time of 2021. Raines was left fielder in Major League Baseball for six teams between 1979 and 2002. He is most famous for his 13 years with his team the Montreal Expos.
- Born: Sept. 16, 1959
- Hometown: Sanford, Fla.
- Height: 5-8
- Weight: 160 pounds
- Bats: Both
- Throws: Correct
- Families: wife Virginia (divorced) Sons Tim Jr. and Andre and wife Shannon and twins born in the year 2010. Tim Jr. briefly played in the major leagues with his team, the Baltimore Orioles in 2001, 2003, and 2004.
- Primarily position: Left fielder
Prior to the majors
- In five rounds of draft in 1977 of the Montreal Expos out of Sanford (Fla.) Seminole High School, at the age of 17.
- A solid player in the minors, and was able to steal bases (222 in four seasons) and hitting between .280 and .290 prior to his breakthrough at the age of 20 in 1980, playing for Triple-A Denver. He was able to hit .354 and had six hits as well as 64 RBI and the theft of 77 bases over the course of 108 games. He was awarded The Sporting Novels Minor League Player of the Year.
- Second baseman during the minor leagues, and briefly in the majors.
- One of the most dominant leadoff hitters and base-stealers of Major League Baseball history with 808 bases stolen (5th all-time) with 1,571 run (53rd all-time) 2,605 hits an .294 average, and a .385 percent of on-base.
- Seven-time All-Star He led all of the NL by steals over four straight years (1981-84). He scored 84.7 percent of attempts to steal bases, which is the highest percentage in major league history for a player who had greater than 300 attempted.
- Also, he was awarded a batting title also in the year 1986 (.334).
- He’s the sixth-highest among switch hitters with hits. He is the all-time leader of the franchise for the Expos/Nationals in steals, runs singles, triples, and walks.
- The team won World Series rings with the Novel York Yankees in 1996 and 1998.
- The team made the Montreal roster during Spring Training in the year 1981 and was named the team’s left fielder. The team was successful on his initial 27 attempts to steal bases in the major leagues which is a record and finished his first season in the majors with a batting average of .304 with seventy stolen bases, which was just four steals shy of the record set by his rookie. Only played in 88 games due the midseason strike in baseball. He finished second behind Fernando Valenzuela in NL Rookie of the Year selection.
- Admitted to treatment for addiction following in 1982’s season. He was famously seen carrying cocaine inside his jacket pocket during games during that season.
- In 1983, he bounced back and scored 133 runs . He also stolen 90 bases. which was a record-setting. The team finished 5th on the NL MVP voting.
- The team won the Silver Slugger in 1986 and was sixth in MVP balloting in 1986. Alongside the batting championship, he led the league in the percentage of on-base.
- Participated in the collusion scandal prior his 1987 campaign, which was when the player was not pursued as an unrestricted free agent. In retrospect, he was awarded damages that exceeded $865,000 in the year 1992.
- He led to the NL in runs that were scored for 1987 (123) and scored .330 with the career-high of 18.18 home run. The 1987 All-Star game by hitting an unbeaten three-run home run in the thirteenth innings.
- Transferred for the Chicago White Sox before the 1991 season to acquire Ivan Calderon and Barry Jones and was a major contributor to the White Sox team that won the AL West in 1993, in which the team scored .306 with 21 , stolen bases. He scored .444 in the ALCS with 12 hit over 27 at-bats during the six-game defeat against Toronto during the ALCS.
- Even in his 30s, he was a reliable base-stealer taking 40 bases in a row without being arrested from July 1993 until August 1995. This record was in fact an AL record in the year 1993, which was later it was broken by Ichiro Suzuki (45).
- Transferred with the Novel York Yankees before the 1996 season to join an unspecified minor league. The Yankees had him as a part-time athlete. the Yankees and hit .284 which included nine homers over the 59 games of 1996. He also hit .321 and four hits over 70 games in 1997. Hit .290 and five homers across the 109 games of 1998.
- He bounced around during his final years and didn’t play in the majors until 2000. He scored .215 over 58 matches for his 1999 Oakland A’s, .309 in 47 games with his 2001 Expos, .273 in four games for the 2001 Orioles, and .191 in 98 games for his 2002 Florida Marlins at age 42.
- In 2013, he’s among three contemporary players with 1,500 runs not within the Hall of Fame. Jeff Bagwell and Rafael Palmeiro were the other two.
- Only 24 percent of votes in his first year in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008. His percentage fell from 22.6 to 22.6 in 2009. However, his chances of being elected have improved dramatically since then, receiving 52.2 percent of votes in 2013. He’ll be eligible to join in the Hall of Fame through 2022.
- Coached in the Expos organization in 2003. He was then as a coach with the White Sox in 2005-06. He was the team coach of the White Sox, who won the World Series. The team was run by the non-profit Novelark Bears from 2009 to 2011. He was also an instructor in 2012. Awarded by the Toronto Blue Jays as a minor-league outfield and baserunning coach in 2013.