Raines begins career rebirth with White Sox
But for the All-Star outfielder, the deal launched a successful second act that would result in a plaque in Cooperstown.
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He retired following the 2002 season with a .294 batting average and a .385 on-base percentage, 2,605 hits, 1,571 runs scored and 808 stolen bases. His stolen base success rate of 84.7 percent is the best of any player in history with at least 400 steals.
Raines was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2017.
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum