Tim Raines’ Hall Of Fame Credentials In One Chart

It’s increasingly looking like Tim Raines is going to fall a few percentage points short of making the Hall of Fame this year.

But that doesn’t mean he’s not deserving – and we can sum it up in one simple chart:

Rk Player SB SLG PA From To Age G AB R H OBP OPS Pos Tm
1 Ty Cobb 897 .512 13084 1905 1928 18-41 3034 11434 2246 4189 .433 .945 *89/H73145 DET-PHA
2 Tim Raines 808 .425 10359 1979 2002 19-42 2502 8872 1571 2605 .385 .810 *7H8D/49 MON-CHW-NYY-OAK-BAL-FLA
3 Eddie Collins 741 .429 12044 1906 1930 19-43 2825 9949 1821 3315 .424 .853 *4/H69875 PHA-CHW
4 Joe Morgan 689 .427 11329 1963 1984 19-40 2649 9277 1650 2517 .392 .819 *4H/7D58 HOU-CIN-SFG-PHI-OAK
5 Honus Wagner 601 .462 9640 1901 1917 27-43 2299 8507 1414 2766 .392 .853 *63/9574H81 PIT
6 Cesar Cedeno 550 .443 8133 1970 1986 19-35 2006 7310 1084 2087 .347 .790 *8397H/5 HOU-STL-CIN-LAD
7 Barry Bonds 514 .607 12606 1986 2007 21-42 2986 9847 2227 2935 .444 1.051 *78H/D9 PIT-SFG
8 Paul Molitor 504 .448 12167 1978 1998 21-41 2683 10835 1782 3319 .369 .817 D543/68H79 MIL-TOR-MIN

Raines is one of just eight players to steal 500 bases while slugging .425 or better. Five of the seven others are in the Hall of Fame, while the other two are Cesar Cedeno and Barry Bonds.

Thirty-seven players have stolen 500 or more bases in MLB history – and only eight have slugged .425 or better. Raines ranks fifth in stolen bases all time, behind Hall of Famers Rickey Henderson, Lou Brock, Billy Hamilton and Ty Cobb.

So, yeah. Raines should be in the Hall of Fame.

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