Chicago White Sox Charities (CWSC) honors White Sox great and Hall-of-Fame outfielder Tim "Rock" Raines with a limited-edition, unique bobblehead. The collectible bobbleheads will be available for purchase online at whitesox.com/RockBobble and at White Sox home games beginning Friday, July 28.The bobblehead features two figures of Raines side by side
Chicago White Sox Charities (CWSC) honors White Sox great and Hall-of-Fame outfielder Tim "Rock" Raines with a limited-edition, unique bobblehead. The collectible bobbleheads will be available for purchase online at whitesox.com/RockBobble and at White Sox home games beginning Friday, July 28.
The bobblehead features two figures of Raines side by side on a shared base, honoring his career in both Major League Baseball's American and National Leagues. The first figure depicts Raines at bat in Sox pinstripes and the second figure features Raines running in a Montreal Expos baby blue uniform.
Each commemorative bobblehead purchase includes a limited-edition certificate. They are available for $40 each online at whitesox.com/RockBobble and at Guaranteed Rate Field in Section 135. There will be a $10 domestic or $15 Canadian shipping and handling fee for online purchases. All proceeds will benefit CWSC.
"'Rock' made a tremendous impact on White Sox history as a player and a coach, serving as the first-base coach for the 2005 World Series Championship team. He holds a special place in the hearts of all baseball fans," said Christine O'Reilly, Chicago White Sox Charities executive director. "We are thrilled to celebrate this well-deserved milestone in Rock's career, while also offering fans an exclusive piece of sports memorabilia with proceeds supporting the Chicagoland community."
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.
This is the fourth consecutive year that CWSC has held a bobblehead fundraising campaign. Previous campaigns have commemorated former team captain Paul Konerko in 2014, first baseman Jose Abreu in 2015 and legendary two-sport athlete Bo Jackson in 2016 - raising a combined total of more than $300,000 for CWSC.