Ep. 42: Tim Raines opens up about the Hall of Fame, drug addiction and his White Sox career

Jun 06, 2017, 10:25 PM

One of the best basestealers in major league history, Tim Raines comes on the podcast to talk about his baseball career and his new book, "Rock Solid: My Life in Baseball's Fast Lane." Raines opens up to Chuck Garfien about his cocaine addiction as a young player and how it almost derailed his career. In 1982, Raines often played games with a vial of cocaine in his back pocket, and sometimes fell asleep in the dugout. He talks about his incredible rookie season in 1981, how collusion among major league owners cost him millions in 1986, getting traded to the White Sox in 1991, why they couldn't beat the Blue Jays in the 1993 ALCS, how the strike of 1994 prevented the White Sox from a potential World Series and still hurts today, plus what it means to finally be inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame.