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

American League Division Series
American League Championship Series
Most Valuable Player Award
Cy Young Award
Rookie of the Year Award
Manager of the Year Award
Comeback Player of the Year Award
World Series Most Valuable Player Award

Regular season results

World Series champions AL champions Division champions Wild card berth
Level League[4] Division[4] Regular season Post-season Awards
Finish[a] Wins[b] Losses Win% GB[c]
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
1998 1998 MLB AL East 5th 63 99 .389 51
1999 1999 MLB AL East 5th 69 93 .426 29
2000 2000 MLB AL East 5th 69 92 .429 18
2001 2001 MLB AL East 5th 62 100 .383 34
2002 2002 MLB AL East 5th 55 106 .342 48
2003 2003 MLB AL East 5th 63 99 .389 38
2004 2004 MLB AL East 4th 70 91 .435 30½
2005 2005 MLB AL East 5th 67 95 .414 28
2006 2006 MLB AL East 5th 61 101 .377 36
2007 2007 MLB AL East 5th 66 96 .407 30 Carlos Peña (CB POY)[5]
Tampa Bay Rays
2008 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[6]
Evan Longoria (ROY)[7]
Joe Maddon (MOY)[8]
2009 2009 MLB AL East 3rd 84 78 .519 19
2010 2010 MLB AL East 1st 96 66 .593 Lost ALDS (Rangers) 3–2
2011 2011 MLB AL East 2nd 91 71 .562 6 Lost ALDS (Rangers) 3–1 Jeremy Hellickson (ROY)[7]
Joe Maddon (MOY)[8]
2012 2012 MLB AL East 3rd 90 72 .556 5 David Price (CYA)[9]
Fernando Rodney (CB POY)[10]
2013 2013 MLB AL East 2nd 92 71 .564 Won AL Wild Card Game (Indians)
Lost ALDS (Red Sox) 3–1
Wil Myers (ROY)[7]
2014 2014 MLB AL East 4th 77 85 .475 19
2015 2015 MLB AL East 4th 80 82 .494 13
Totals Wins Losses Win%
1352 1562 .464 All-time regular season record (1998–2014)
13 17 .433 All-time postseason record
1365 1579 .464 All-time regular and postseason record

These statistics are current through the 2015 season. Bold denotes a playoff season, pennant or championship.


  • a The Finish column lists regular season results and excludes postseason play.
  • b The Wins and Losses columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play. Regular and postseason records are combined only at the bottom of the list.
  • c The GB column lists "Games Back" from the team that finished in first place that season. It is determined by finding the difference in wins plus the difference in losses divided by two.

See also


  1. "Tropicana Field". Retrieved 2008-10-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Time to shine: Rays introduce new name, new icon, new team colors and new uniforms". Retrieved 2008-10-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Rays Timeline 1995–1996". Retrieved 2008-10-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Tampa Bay Rays History & Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2008-09-28.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Bill Chastain (2007-10-26). "Pena honored as AL comeback player". Retrieved 2008-10-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "2008 Tampa Bay Rays". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 2008-10-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Rookie of the Year Award Winners". 2008-11-10. Retrieved 2008-11-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "ROY" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "ROY" defined multiple times with different content
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Manager of the Year Award Winners". 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2008-11-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "MOY" defined multiple times with different content
  9. "Most Valuable Player MVP Awards & Cy Young Awards Winners". 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2012-11-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Bill Chastain (2012-10-19). "Rodney is Comeback, Delivery Man awards winner". Retrieved 2012-10-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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