List of Tampa Bay Rays seasons

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The Rays have played in Tropicana Field since their inaugural season in 1998.

The Tampa Bay Rays are a professional baseball team based in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Rays are a member of both the Major League Baseball's (MLB) American League Eastern Division and the American League (AL) itself. Since their inaugural season in 1998, the Rays have played their home games at Tropicana Field.[1] The team was originally known as the "Tampa Bay Devil Rays", which was inspired by a common nickname of the manta ray, but after the 2007 season, they changed their official name to the "Tampa Bay Rays."[2]

Tampa Bay made their Major League debut in 1998, where they were an expansion team.[3] For their first ten seasons, Tampa Bay struggled, never had a winning record, and always finished fifth in the American League Eastern Division, except for a fourth-place finish in the 2004 season. However, Tampa Bay had their best season ever in 2008, when they won their first American League East Division title, defeated the Chicago White Sox in the ALDS, beat the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS, but lost to the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series.

Table Key

ALDS
American League Division Series
ALCS
American League Championship Series
MVP
Most Valuable Player Award
CYA
Cy Young Award
ROY
Rookie of the Year Award
MOY
Manager of the Year Award
CB POY
Comeback Player of the Year Award
WS MVP
World Series Most Valuable Player Award

Regular season results

World Series champions † AL champions * Division champions ^ Wild card berth ¤
Season Level League Division Finish Wins Losses Win% GB Post-season Awards
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
1998 MLB AL East 5th 63 99 .389 51
1999 MLB AL East 5th 69 93 .426 29
2000 MLB AL East 5th 69 92 .429 18
2001 MLB AL East 5th 62 100 .383 34
2002 MLB AL East 5th 55 106 .342 48
2003 MLB AL East 5th 63 99 .389 38
2004 MLB AL East 4th 70 91 .435 30½
2005 MLB AL East 5th 67 95 .414 28
2006 MLB AL East 5th 61 101 .377 36
2007 MLB AL East 5th 66 96 .407 30 Carlos Peña (CB POY)[4]
Tampa Bay Rays
2008 MLB AL * East ^ 1st 97 65 .599 Won ALDS (White Sox) 3–1
Won ALCS (Red Sox) 4–3
Lost World Series (Phillies) 4–1[5] *
Evan Longoria (ROY)[6]
Joe Maddon (MOY)[7]
2009 MLB AL East 3rd 84 78 .519 19
2010 MLB AL East ^ 1st 96 66 .593 Lost ALDS (Rangers) 3–2
2011 MLB AL East 2nd ¤ 91 71 .562 6 Lost ALDS (Rangers) 3–1 Jeremy Hellickson (ROY)[6]
Joe Maddon (MOY)[7]
2012 MLB AL East 3rd 90 72 .556 5 David Price (CYA)[8]
Fernando Rodney (CB POY)[9]
2013 MLB AL East 2nd ¤ 92 71 .564 Won ALWC (Indians)
Lost ALDS (Red Sox) 3–1
Wil Myers (ROY)[6]
2014 MLB AL East 4th 77 85 .475 19
2015 MLB AL East 4th 80 82 .494 13
2016 MLB AL East 5th 68 94 .420 25
2017 MLB AL East 3rd 80 82 .494 13

Record by decade

The following table describes the Rays' MLB win–loss record by decade.

Decade Wins Losses Pct
1990s 132 192 .407
2000s 694 923 .429
2010s 674 623 .520
All-time 1500 1738 .521

These statistics are from Baseball-Reference.com's Tampa Bay Rays History & Encyclopedia,[10] and are current as of October 1, 2017.

All-time records

Totals Wins Losses Win%
1500 1738 .463 All-time regular season record (1998–2017)
13 17 .433 All-time postseason record
1513 1755 .463 All-time regular and postseason record

These statistics are current through the 2017 season.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Tropicana Field". MLB.com. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Time to shine: Rays introduce new name, new icon, new team colors and new uniforms". MLB.com. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Rays Timeline 1995–1996". MLB.com. Archived from the original on 2009-12-01. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  4. ^ Bill Chastain (2007-10-26). "Pena honored as AL comeback player". MLB.com. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  5. ^ "2008 Tampa Bay Rays". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  6. ^ a b c "Rookie of the Year Award Winners". Baseball-Reference.com. 2008-11-10. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  7. ^ a b "Manager of the Year Award Winners". Baseball-Reference.com. 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  8. ^ "Most Valuable Player MVP Awards & Cy Young Awards Winners". Baseball-Reference.com. 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  9. ^ Bill Chastain (2012-10-19). "Rodney is Comeback, Delivery Man awards winner". MLB.com. Retrieved 2012-10-19. 
  10. ^ "Tampa Bay Rays History & Encyclopedia". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-10-01. 

External links

  • Rays Year-By-Year Results at MLB.com
  • Rays Postseason Results at MLB.com
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