February 9, 2013

Tim Raines is Hall-bound!

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 the Canadian Hall of Fame, it's the highest honor I've gotten in my career since I've played professional baseball. This is a great moment for me (and) my family, and I was ecstatic hearing about it."

The former outfielder played in Montreal for 13 seasons.  As an Expo, he was named to seven All-Star games and ranks among the franchise's leaders in just about every offensive statistic. For his career, he hit .294 and swiped 808 bases.

Joining "Rock" in the Canadian Hall of Fame...former Toronto Blue Jays outfielders George Bell and Rob Ducey, the late legendary Blue Jays broadcaster Tom Cheek, and Nat Bailey, who was heavily involved in professional and amateur baseball in the Vancouver area.


No comments: