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Tampa Bay Devil Rays
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Tampa Bay Devil Rays

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are a Major League Baseball team based in St. Petersburg, Florida. They are in the Eastern Division of the American League.

Founded: 1998 (American League expansion)
Home ballpark: Tropicana Field
Uniform colors: Black, Forest Green, Purple, and White
Logo design: The words "TAMPA BAY" superimposed on a devil ray (manta ray)
Wild Card titles won (0): none
Division titles won (0): none
American League pennants won (0): none
World Series championships won (0): none

Table of contents
1 Franchise history
2 Players of note
3 External links

Franchise history

From their inception in 1998, the Devil Rays played sub-standard baseball, finishing in last place in the Eastern division. In 2003, the team signed manager Lou Piniella, a proven manager who helped the Seattle Mariners become competitive in the mid-1990s. Expectations were low for the team entering the 2004 season, but the team suprised most baseball experts by compiling a 42-41 record (.506) in their first 83 games, staying within 5 games for the American League wild card.

Players of note

Baseball Hall of Famers

Current stars

Not to be forgotten

Retired numbers

External links

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