HOFer Tim Raines Once Played in Same MLB Game as his Son

Tim Raines was recently inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, along with players Ivan Rodriguez and Jeff Bagwell and executives Bud Selig and John Schuerholz.

Raines combined solid hitting with speed to become one of the game’s best leadoff hitters.  He played in 23 seasons, compiling a .294 batting average, .385 on-base percentage, and .420 slugging percentage.  He currently ranks fifth all-time in stolen bases and was a seven-time all-star selection.

His son, Tim Raines Jr., played briefly in the majors during 2001 to 2004 with the Baltimore Orioles.

In 2001, Tim Sr. was acquired by the Baltimore Orioles from Montreal so that he could play on the same team as his son.  In three games at the end of the season, the father-son combo appeared together, becoming only the second father-son duo to accomplish this.  Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. were the first father-son combo to play in the same major-league game in 1990.

For more information about Tim Raines Sr., follow the link below from the Montreal Gazette:

Five highlights from former Expo Tim Raines's Hall of Fame career

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