MONTREAL, Nov. 24, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Last year more than 70% of sports writers voted to include Tim Raines in the Baseball Hall of Fame. However he needed 75% of all votes so he came up a little short.
Under the rules for induction this will be Tim's LAST try. In recognition of his 13 great seasons as a Montreal Expo, Councillor Marvin Rotrand supports getting Tim Raines into the Hall of Fame and is calling Raines fans across North America to contact their sports writers and lobby for Tim's induction.
Voting now opens and results will be announced in January.
"Tim was an exciting aggressive player and retired with some very impressive stats," says Rotrand. "He really consolidated baseball when he played in Montreal 1979-1992 and in 2001."
Rotrand notes Raines retired with an impressive .294 batting average, 170 home runs, 980 RBIs and an amazing 808 stolen bases making fifth overall in baseball history.
"Tim Raines was one of baseball's best lead off batters and an exciting baserunner. His contributions to baseball should be recognized.'' concludes the Councillor.
SOURCE Marvin Rotrand
For further information: Marvin Rotrand, Cell. 514 774-1073