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HistoryEdit

The Tampa Bay Rays were founded in the year 1998 and were voted into the American League. They were also voted into the AL East with, Yankees, Orioles, Red Sox, and the Blue Jays. The Tampa Bay Rays have 2 retired numbers and those are 12 and 42. The Rays have won 1 AL championship in 2008 also the same year when they won thier only division title but the year didn't end perfect because in the World Series the Rays lost to the Phillies in 5 games. The current manager for the Rays is Joe Maddon and he has managed the Rays since 2006. In 2010, the rays won the AL East. They lost to the Texas Rangers, 3-2.

PlayersEdit

The Rays have had many star players in the last few years, such as, Carl Crawford, Evan Longoria, Carlos Pena. It is difficult for the Rays to keep some of there star players, due to players incresing their salary.


2011 RosterEdit

37 Juan Cruz R-R 6'2" 165 Oct 15, 1978
40 Wade Davis R-R 6'5" 220 Sep 7, 1985
43 Kyle Farnsworth R-R 6'4" 230 Apr 14, 1976
58 Jeremy Hellickson R-R 6'1" 185 Apr 8, 1987
74 J.P. Howell L-L 6'0" 195 Apr 25, 1983
62 Joel Peralta R-R 5'11" 195 Mar 23, 1976
14 David Price L-L 6'6" 225 Aug 26, 1985
27 Cesar Ramos L-L 6'2" 205 Jun 22, 1984
36 Adam Russell R-R 6'8" 255 Apr 14, 1983
33 James Shields R-R 6'4" 220 Dec 20, 1981
21 Andy Sonnanstine L-R 6'3" 190 Mar 18, 1983
28 John Jaso L-R 6'2" 205 Sep 19, 1983
10 Kelly Shoppach R-R 6'0" 220 Apr 29, 1980
15 Reid Brignac L-R 6'3" 195 Jan 16, 1986
9 Elliot Johnson S-R 6'0" 190 Mar 9, 1984
11 Casey Kotchman L-L 6'3" 220 Feb 22, 1983
3 Evan Longoria R-R 6'2" 210 Oct 7, 1985
1 Sean Rodriguez R-R 6'0" 200 Apr 26, 1985
18 Ben Zobrist S-R 6'3" 200 May 26, 1981
5 Sam Fuld L-L 5'10" 180 Nov 20, 1981
20 Matt Joyce L-R 6'2" 205 Aug 3, 1984
16 Justin Ruggiano R-R 6'2" 205 Apr 12, 1982
2 B.J. Upton R-R 6'3" 185 Aug 21, 1984
22 Johnny Damon L-L 6'2" 205 Nov 5, 1973

BallparkEdit

The Rays play in Tropicana Field. The Rays have played in Tropicana Field since their exsistance in 1998. Tropicana Field is located in St.Petersburg, Florida.



LogosEdit

Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays former logo when they were known as the Devil Rays

Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays current logo

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