Tampa Bay Rays facts for kids
|Tampa Bay Rays|
|2019 Tampa Bay Rays season|
|based in St. Petersburg, Florida|
|Major league affiliations|
|Retired numbers||12, 42|
|Major league titles|
|World Series titles (0)|
|AL Pennants (1)||2008|
|Division titles (1)||2008|
|Wild card berths (0)||none|
|General Manager||Andrew Friedman|
The Tampa Bay Rays are a Major League Baseball team that plays in St. Petersburg, Florida. From the team being started in 1998 until November 2007, it was known as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Their home stadium is Tropicana Field.
The Rays played their first game on March 31, 1998 against the Detroit Tigers (as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays), which they lost 11-6. They were one of the least successful teams in the Major Leagues until 2008, when they finished in first place in the American League East and had one of the best records in baseball. They made it to the World Series but were beaten by Philadelphia in five games. Evan Longoria brought the team's first AL Rookie of the Year award to the team on November 10, 2008.
Tampa Bay Rays 2010 Spring Training roster
|40-Man Roster||Spring Training
60-day disabled list
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Tampa Bay in the World Series
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