List of Tampa Bay Rays seasons
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. 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."
Tampa Bay made their Major League debut in 1998, where they were an expansion team. 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.
Regular season results
|World Series champions †||AL champions *||Division champions ^||Wild card berth ¤|
|Tampa Bay Devil Rays|
|2007||MLB||AL||East||5th||66||96||.407||30||Carlos Peña (CB POY)|
|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 *
|Evan Longoria (ROY)|
Joe Maddon (MOY)
|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)|
Joe Maddon (MOY)
|2012||MLB||AL||East||3rd||90||72||.556||5||David Price (CYA)|
Fernando Rodney (CB POY)
|2013||MLB||AL||East||2nd ¤||92||71||.564||5½||Won ALWC (Indians)
Lost ALDS (Red Sox) 3–1
|Wil Myers (ROY)|
|2018||MLB||AL||East||3rd||90||72||.556||18||Blake Snell (CYA)|
Record by decade
The following table describes the Rays' MLB win–loss record by decade.
|1,590||1,810||.468||All-time regular season record (1998–2018)|
|13||17||.433||All-time postseason record|
|1,603||1,827||.467||All-time regular and postseason record|
These statistics are current through the 2018 season.
- Tampa Bay Rays team records
- List of Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day starting pitchers
- Tampa Bay Rays managers and ownership
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- "Time to shine: Rays introduce new name, new icon, new team colors and new uniforms". MLB.com. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
- "Rays Timeline 1995–1996". MLB.com. Archived from the original on 2009-12-01. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
- Bill Chastain (2007-10-26). "Pena honored as AL comeback player". MLB.com. Retrieved 2008-10-07.
- "Rookie of the Year Award Winners". Baseball-Reference.com. 2008-11-10. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
- "Manager of the Year Award Winners". Baseball-Reference.com. 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
- "Most Valuable Player MVP Awards & Cy Young Awards Winners". Baseball-Reference.com. 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2012-11-14.
- Bill Chastain (2012-10-19). "Rodney is Comeback, Delivery Man awards winner". MLB.com. Retrieved 2012-10-19.
- "Tampa Bay Rays History & Encyclopedia". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-09-30.