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White Sox announce 'Tim Raines Day' at Guaranteed Rate Field

The Chicago White Sox will celebrate former outfielder and Hall-of-Famer Tim Raines with Tim Raines Day, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday, September 9, vs. San Francisco at 6:10 p.m.

The White Sox will salute Raines and his achievements as he throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the game with the Giants.

The Chicago White Sox will celebrate former outfielder and Hall-of-Famer Tim Raines with Tim Raines Day, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday, September 9, vs. San Francisco at 6:10 p.m.

The White Sox will salute Raines and his achievements as he throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the game with the Giants.

The first 20,000 fans to the ballpark that day will have the opportunity to take home a commemorative Tim Raines Starting Lineup figure, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, depicting Raines in a White Sox uniform swinging a bat.

"We were thrilled when we learned that Tim had been elected into the Hall of Fame and wanted to create an opportunity for the entire White Sox family - from our front office to our fans - to show how proud we are of Tim's incredible baseball career," said Brooks Boyer, White Sox senior vice president of sales and marketing. "White Sox fans remember well the important role he played on the 1993 division championship team, as well as his contributions as a member of the coaching staff during the 2005 World Series season. We are excited to dedicate a day at Guaranteed Rate Field to celebrate Tim."

Raines, 57, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America this winter, receiving 86.0 percent (380 of 442) of the vote. He will be inducted during the 78th ceremonies on Sunday, July 30, in Cooperstown, New York, joining Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez, John Schuerholz and Bud Selig in the Class of 2017.

Raines played 23 major-league seasons with Montreal (1979-90, 2001), the White Sox (1991-95), New York-AL (1996-98), Oakland (1999), Baltimore (2001) and Florida (2002), hitting .294 (2,605-8,872) with 430 doubles, 113 triples, 170 home runs, 980 RBI, 1,571 runs scored, 808 stolen bases, 1,330 walks, a .385 on-base percentage and .425 slugging percentage in 2,502 games. His 808 steals currently rank fifth in baseball history and 84.3 stolen base percentage ranks ninth all-time.

A seven-time National League All-Star (1981-87), Raines was named the NL Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News in 1981, posting a .304 average with 71 steals in 88 games. He won the NL batting title and Silver Slugger Award in 1986 after hitting a career-high .334.

Raines batted .283 (697-2,461) with 98 doubles, 28 triples, 50 home runs, 277 RBI, 440 runs scored and 143 stolen bases in 648 games with the White Sox. He ranked second on the Sox in runs scored, stolen bases and triples; third in doubles, RBI, batting average, on-base and slugging percentage; and fourth in hits from 1991-95.

Raines holds the Sox all-time record with an 82.7 stolen base percentage (143-173). His 51 steals in 1991 are tied for the 10th-most, and his 88.2 stolen base percentage (45-51) in 1992 is tied for the sixth-highest in White Sox history. Raines helped guide the Sox to the American League Western Division championship in 1993, hitting .306 (127-415) with a .401 on-base percentage in 115 games. He batted .444 (12-27) with five runs scored in a six-game loss to Toronto in the ALCS.

Raines also spent two seasons (2005-06) on the White Sox coaching staff, serving as the first-base coach for the 2005 World Series Championship team.

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