"It's been awesome," Raines said of the Hall of Fame experience. "It's very humbling. Not only to have the opportunity to become a Hall of Famer, but to get an opportunity to be in a situation that you'll remember forever. That's a part of history that I think every player would want to have."
"Without Andre Dawson there's no telling where I'd be," said Raines, who fought cocaine problems early in his career. "I wanted to kind of be like you and he finally accepted and I followed. Thank you so much for making me the player I became."