Sabermetrician Tom Tango recently observed that Tim Raines' high lifetime total of 148 intentional walks is an interesting indicator of the terror he inspired in opponents. Leadoff hitters don't normally draw a lot of IBB because the heart of the order is coming up behind them; Rickey Henderson, the greatest leadoff man of all time, drew just 61 in a much longer career. This chart of every IBB Raines ever took seems to display the increasing respect he commanded as his reputation grew. In his first year he was walked only with a runner on second to set up the double play. By June of his second season managers are walking him with men on second and third to load the bases. Eventually he becomes so difficult to put out that opponents are occasionally walking him with runners on first and third, deliberately preferring to face another hitter at the expense of promoting a man into scoring position. Remarkably, he was intentionally walked on four occasions with nobody out at all, when there could be no hope of an inning-ending double play. Not that you were going to find it a cakewalk getting Raines out on the front end of a DP, anyway.