Wallach: Raines Made Instant Impact

Tim Raines

Tim Wallach joined the Expos’ Double-A affiliate in late June 1979, having been the 10th player selected in that June’s draft and coming off a season at Cal State-Fullerton in which he won the Golden Spikes Award as the best player in college baseball after he helped the Titans to their first College World Series title.

Tim Wallach

It did not, however, take Wallach long to realize that professional baseball, even at the Double-A level, was a step above college. All he had to do was watch a 19-year-old Tim Raines play a couple of games.


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