Comparing Tim Raines With First Ballot HOF’er Lou Brock

Ball8StatsOnce again, Tim Raines was left on the outside looking in by Hall of Fame voters – and he only secured 55 percent of the votes, up from 46 percent last year though far short of 75 percent needed to gain admission.

Because of rule changes, players are now allowed 10 years on the BBWAA ballot (down from the previous 15) – creating some urgency to get Raines in before the door slams shut and he’s left to the meandering decisions of the Old Timers’ Committee (he’s been on the ballot for eight years).

We previously looked at Raines’ career numbers and why he should be an open-and-shut case.

Now, we turn our attention to comparing him to Lou Brock, a first ballot Hall of Famer.

First Raines:

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP
23 Yrs 2502 10359 8872 1571 2605 430 113 170 980 808 146 1330 966 .294 .385 .425 .810 123 3771 142

Now Brock:

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP
19 Yrs 2616 11240 10332 1610 3023 486 141 149 900 938 307 761 1730 .293 .343 .410 .753 109 4238 114

Case closed. Raines is a Hall of Famer.

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