John M. Rainey
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 164 lb.
- Debut August 25, 1887
- Final Game July 29, 1890
- Born July 16, 1864 in Birmingham, MI USA
- Died November 11, 1912 in Detroit, MI USA
He came back three years later in the Players League, this time playing mostly right field.
Rainey played for Hamilton during much of the period from 1885-1888.
"If John Rainey hadn't broken his leg while with Binghamton back in '92, Keeler might not have had the chance to break into the game so soon. . . I told (our manager) about Keeler, then playing with the Acmes, of New York. . ." - Gus Moran, quoted in Sporting Life of January 2, 1904