Graduated from Seminole HS, where he lettered 4 years in baseball and also played football (3 yrs.) and
basketball (1 yr.)...Earned all-state and all-conference honors and captained the baseball team his senior
year...Played for American Legion World Series champion Sanford (FL) team in 1997...Also played in
Sanford Little League program...Enjoys basketball and golf and watching television...Both Tim Sr. and Jr.
attended the Orioles' press conference announcing the younger Raines' signing on 6/15/98; Tim Sr. was
with the Yankees, who were playing the Orioles that night at Camden Yards...Was scouted and signed
by Harry Shelton.
Split the season between AAA Ottawa and the majors...Had 4 separate call-ups to the Orioles.
Began the year at Ottawa and went 3-for-16 in 4 games before being recalled by the Orioles on April
14...Appeared in 4 games, including 3 as a pinch-runner, and scored one run.
Was optioned to Ottawa on April 24 and went 5-for-35 (.143) in his first 9 games with the Lynx...Batted
.280 over his final 63 minor league games of the season, including a pair of 11-game hitting streaks.
Had 24 stolen bases for the Lynx, tied for 8th in the International League and 3rd among Orioles minor
leaguers despite missing more than 4 weeks at AAA while with the Orioles...Has stolen at least 20 bases
each year of his career and now has 329 steals in his minor league career.
Joined the Orioles for the first two weeks of June when Jay Gibbons was first placed on the disabled
list and went 2-for-6 in 4 games.
Was sent back to Ottawa on June 14 but returned a week later when B.J. Surhoff was placed on the
Went 5-for-7 with double and 2 RBI in a doubleheader on July 5 vs. Tampa Bay...Had 2 hits in the first
game and a career-high 3 hits in the nightcap.
Played in 10 of 11 games, June 28-July 7...Went 7-for-16 over his last 6 games before being optioned
back to Ottawa on July 21.
Joined the Orioles for a 4th and final time on August 26 and batted .233 over his final 25 games of the
year...Hit safely in 9 of his 14 starts.
Began the season at AA Bowie before moving up to AAA Ottawa...Appeared in 19 games for the
Orioles, making 9 starts, after his contract was purchased from Ottawa on August 22...Went 1-for-5 in his first game on August 22 at New York...Went 1-for-4 with his first major league triple and first RBI on August 28 at Oakland...Led the Orioles organization and was tied for 15th among all minor league players with 51 stolen bases
between Bowie and Ottawa...Had 14 games with 2 or more stolen bases in the minors...Combined to hit .304 (140-461), with 26 doubles, 9 triples, 7 homers and 49 RBI in 118 games between
Bowie and Ottawa...Had the 3rd highest average among O's minor leaguers, behind Bowie's Mike Fontenot (.325) and
Class A Frederick's Gary Cates (.312).
wBegan the season at AA Bowie and batted .308 (76-247) in 66 games for the Baysox...Had 7 consecutive hits during a doubleheader at Norwich on June 8...Was named Eastern League Player of the Week, June 2-8, batting .571 (12-21) with 7 runs and 6
RBI...Hit .397 (29-73) in June...Went 5-for-5 on May 5 at Erie, raising his average to .357...Was one of two Orioles farmhands to have
a 5-hit game during the season, along with Frederick's Omar Rogers, who did it on May 30 vs. Myrtle
Beach...After a 5-game slump, went 4-for-4 on May 12 vs. Akron, raising his average again to .336...Went 5-for-57 over his next 16 games as average fell to .265...Hit in a career-best 14 straight games, May 30-June 13, batting .471 (24-51)...Overall, hit .403 (31-77)
over his last 20 games at Bowie and was promoted to Ottawa...Hit safely in 11 straight games, July 18-28...Batted .367 (18-49)...Hit safely in 41 of 52 games for the Lynx, including his final 13 games when he batted .289 (24-83)...Was hitting .264 through his first 13 games at Ottawa...Went 3-for-4 on July 8 at Louisville to raise his
average to .298 and from that point on hit safely in 35 of his last 39 games and did not go hitless in consecutive
games...Scored a career-best and International League season-high 5 runs on August 13 vs. Syracuse...Batted primarily leadoff for Bowie and exclusively leadoff for Ottawa.
Led AA Bowie with 491 at-bats and 4 triples and was 2nd in runs (66), hits (128) and stolen bases
(33)...Had 34 multi-hit games on season...Had career-best 5 hits on 8/15 vs. Erie...Also had one 4-hit
and six 3-hit games...Raised his overall average every month from April through August...Hit first (.260)
or second (.262) in the batting order all season...Hit safely in a season-high 8 straight games, 7/5-7/16,
batting .424 (14-33)...Stole at least one base in 3 straight games, 7/7-7/13...Hit .310 (36-116) in 28
games in August...Batted .542 (13-24) in 5-game hitting streak 8/12-8/16...Raised average to seasonhigh
.270 with 3-for-5 outing at Erie on 8/25...Went 3-for-28 in his last 8 games to fall to season-ending
.261...Hit .279 (91-326) vs. right-handers but .224 (37-165) vs. lefties...Played in 19 games for Navojoa
in the Mexican Winter League, batting .246 with 7 RBI.
Played on three levels of the Orioles minor league system before his contract was purchased by
the Birds on 10/1...Made his major league debut as a defensive replacement in center field that night and
played in each of the final 7 games of the season...When his father, Tim Sr., was acquired from the
Montreal Expos on 10/3, they became only the second father-son teammates in major league history,
after Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr. played together for Seattle in 1990-91...Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. played against
each other two other times earlier in the season: in an Orioles-Expos exhibition game at Ft. Lauderdale
on 3/6 and when Rochester played at Ottawa on 8/21, and the senior Raines was on a rehab assignment
there...That is believed to be the first time a father-son have played against each other in a regular season
professional game...Hit safely in his first 3 big league games with an at-bat, going 4-for-12 (.333)
with 5 runs scored...Went hitless over his final 3 games of the year (11 at-bats)...In his first major league
start on 10/2, went 1-for-4 with a double and scored the winning run in the 9th inning...Doubled off
Toronto's Matt Dewitt leading off the 9th inning for his first big league hit...Led Orioles minor leaguers
with 54 steals and also had 3 steals with O's...In minors, had 6 multi-steal games, including 3 games with
3 stolen bases...Began season at Class A Frederick and hit safely in 12 of his first 14 games, batting
.347 (17-49)...Went 4-for-35 (.114) in his final 9 games with the Keys before being transferred to AA
Bowie on 5/3...Hit safely in 52 of 65 games at Bowie, reaching base in 59 games...Went 4-for-5 with 2
doubles, 2 runs and 4 RBI against Erie on 5/18...Had a pair of 13-game hitting streaks, batting .362 (17-
47), 5/25-6/12, and .365 (19-52) with 7 walks, 7/5-7/22...Drove in 21 runs in 23 games, 5/12-6/11, including
a season-high 5 RBI on 6/11 at New Britain...Was transferred to Rochester on 7/23, where he hit
safely in 10 of his first 13 games, batting .353 (18-51)...Went 4-for-4 with a run, RBI and stolen base on
7/31 against Toledo...After his quick start with the Red Wings, went hitless in 16 at-bats and hit .195 (16-
Led Orioles farmhands and was 4th among all minor leaguers with 81 stolen bases...Had two or more steals in a game 23 times, including a career-high 4 SB on 5/4 at Potomac...Also had 4 hits, including a 2B and 3B in that game vs. Potomac...Led all minor league players with 25 stolen bases in April...Stole at least one base in 6 straight games, 4/6-13, the longest such streak in the minors...Was 2nd in the Carolina League with 89 runs and scored at least one run in 68 games...Batted .167 (17-102) over his final 30 games to drop his average from .256 to .236...
Led organization with 49 stolen bases...Stole 18 bases in 24 games,
7/28-8/22...Was tied for 3rd in South Atlantic League in triples (8)
and 5th in walks (71)...Also led Delmarva in runs (80), hits (103),
doubles (24) and extra-base hits (34)...Hit safely in 12 of 13
games, 8/1-13, batting .358 (19-53) with 16 runs...For the month of
August, batted .310 (35-113) with 27 runs and 19 stolen bases...Hit
for the cycle on 8/20 vs. Savannah...Stole 3 bases in a game on 3
Finished 2nd in Gulf Coast League in stolen bases (37) and tied for
2nd in walks (30)...Was tied for 2nd in stolen bases among Orioles
farmhands...Batted .421 (16-38) in June...Batted .500 (13-26) during
6-game hitting streak, 6/26-7/3, with 6 XBH...Twice stole 3 bases in