Friday, February 3, 2017



Hall of Famer Tim Raines.
 WARM's Tommy Woods.

Recently Major League baseball writers elected Tim Raines into the storied Hall of Fame. He played as a left fielder in Major League Baseball for six teams from 1979 to 2002 and was best known for his 13 seasons with the Montreal Expos. He is regarded as one of the best lead off hitters and base runners in baseball history. In 2013, Raines began working in the Toronto Blue Jays organization as a roving outfield and base running instructor. 
Raines was the 1986 NL batting champion, a seven-time All-Star, and four-time stolen base champion. 
Raines had some issues with cocaine and has been in recovery. But during the 80s Tim met up with WARM legend Tom Woods. Woods in the 80s did many voice overs for local non profits and was the introduction voice for WBRE TV News. Woods also volunteered at the Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services Agency headed by Carmen Ambrosino. Raines shared with Woods his effort to concentrate on his game and efforts to get better, which by the way he did.
The Montreal Superstar, now Hall of Famer was just one of the many sports figures Tommy Woods met along the way before, during and after his days at the Mighty 590.

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