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Tim Raines appeared in seven all-star games, twice voted-in by the fans (in his second and third years) for the starting outfield. While some believe that Raines has never received his due by the mainstream media, this was certainly not the case with the fans. Being voted-in by the fans as a sophomore from Montreal, to be part of the starting lineup with three other Expos—Dawson, Carter, Rogers—in 1982, showed that fans can appreciate talented players from smaller baseball markets.
He capped his all-star career in 1987 by entering the game in the 6th inning for Eric Davis in LF. In his first at bat, in the top of the ninth inning of a still scoreless game, Raines singled, stole second, and advanced to third on an error. He was stranded there. In his second at bat, in the eleventh inning and a still scoreless game, he singled, but stranded once more. Finally, the top of the 13th, with men finally on base for him, he tripled driving in the first, and only, two runs of the game. A fantastic performance, in one of the best All-Star games of my lifetime.