(Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium) - The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club has announced that they will pay tribute to National Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Tim Raines on Tuesday, August 22nd at 7:05pm by wearing special "Expos-inspired" jerseys and celebrating the newest member inducted into Cooperstown.
Raines, who will attend the August 22nd game, joined Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez and Jeff Bagwell among others into the National Baseball Hall of Fame after a 23-year Major League Baseball career that included 13 seasons with the Montreal Expos. The Canadians will wear specially-designed jerseys that pay tribute to Raines' time with the Expos and auction them off at the end of the night with full proceeds benefitting the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Foundation.
ABOUT TIM RAINES:
Raines broke into the Major Leagues at the age of 19 (1979) playing with the Montreal Expos. For 13 seasons "Rock" would terrorize opposing teams with his speed and boundless energy that could single-handedly turn a game in favour of his team. Named a National League All-Star for seven (7) consecutive seasons (1981-87), Raines would steal a league-high 90 bases in 1983 showcasing himself as one of baseball's best base stealers of all-time. He would actually steal 70 bases or more in six straight seasons and finish his illustrious career with 808 swipes ranking him 5th on baseball's All-Time list.
Raines, 57, was selected for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017 with 86% of the BBWAA votes as he joins both Gary Carter and Andre Dawson as former Montreal Expos now in Cooperstown.
Tickets to this game can be purchased by calling 604.872.5232, online here at www.canadiansbaseball.com or by visiting the Nat Bailey Stadium Box Office at 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver, B.C.
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