"On behalf of the entire Toronto Blue Jays organization, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate Tim Raines on his election today into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. This is a justly deserved recognition for an outstanding career. As one of the greatest leadoff hitters to ever play the game we are proud to have Tim teaching our young Blue Jays the finer points of our great game. Within our organization he is widely recognized for his passion and love of the game and his dedication to developing our players. Congratulations!"
Mark Shapiro, President and CEO, Toronto Blue Jays
"I was very happy today to hear that Tim Raines was elected to the Hall of Fame. For many years I respected his game from across the diamond but now, with us both working for the Blue Jays, I am fortunate to know the man as well. Congratulations to Tim and the other inductees today and welcome to the club!"
Roberto Alomar, Hall of Fame Member