Raines heads to Florida for final big league season
On Feb. 18, 2002, Raines signed a minor league contract with the Florida Marlins. As expected, he made the team and played his last MLB season in South Florida – serving as a veteran leader and pinch-hitter for a young squad that featured up-and-coming players like Josh Beckett, Derrek Lee and Brad Penny.
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Raines was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2017.
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum