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Raines: 'I played the game with excitement, focus'

Originally Published: December 29, 2007
By Jonah Keri | Special to ESPN.com

Tim Raines scored more runs in his career than Tony Gwynn. He owns a higher on-base percentage than Willie Mays. He's one of only five players ever to steal 800 or more bases, and no one with 300 or more attempts owns a higher success rate than Raines' 84.7 percent. Yet with Hall of Fame voting results slated to be announced Jan. 8, Raines looks like a long shot for induction in his first year of eligibility.

Whether because of his lack of exposure playing much of his career in Montreal, ...

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