Monday, September 26, 2011

1991 rock raines

rock raines, fka tim raines, was given an opportunity to try his luck in the states when the expos traded him to the white sox in december of 1990.  here is his 1991 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
in his first year in chicago, raines played in more games (155) than he had in any season since 1984. he also stole more than 50 bases (51) for the first time since 1987, and for the last time in his career. he also scored over 100 runs despite posting the third-lowest full season obp of his career (still a good .359).  raines spent 5 seasons with the white sox, helping them to the postseason in 1993, before heading to the yankees where he finally won a world series ring in 1996.

voici à vous, 1991 rock raines!

1 comment:

  1. Raines has more runs scored than any player not in Cooperstown. Put him in the Hall of Fame!