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Tim Raines, an Oriole for a week, finally reaches Hall of Fame

Tim Raines, an Oriole for a week, finally reaches Hall of Fame

It took Tim Raines up until his 10th and final season on the ballot to be elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame, and maybe that delay was in part because it took that long for his premier skills – getting on base and scoring runs – to be truly appreciated. But ultimately, the wait for Raines – who played briefly for the Orioles at the end of the 2001 season – ended Wednesday.

Raines received 86 percent of the vote from eligible members of the Baseball Writers Association of America, surpassing the 75 percent needed for election.

First baseman Jeff Bagwell, who received 86.2 percent of the vote in his seventh year on the ballot, and catcher...

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