The Tampa Bay Rays are an American professional baseball team based in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Rays compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the American League (AL) East division. Since its inception, the team’s home venue has been Tropicana Field.

Established
1998

City
Tampa Bay

League History
2000 – Present / Major League Baseball
1998 – 1999 / American League

Team History
2008 – Present / Tampa Bay Rays
1998 – 2007 / Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Nickname
Rays – On November 8, 2007, the club announced that they were dropping the “Devil” part in order to identify themselves primarily with the rays of the sun, Florida being the Sunshine State.

Championship
World Series  0

Stadium
1998 – Present / Tropicana Field

Owner
2005 – Present / Stuart Sternberg
1998 – 2005 / Vince Naimoli

Retired Number
12 Wade Boggs
42 Jackie Robinson
66 Don Zimmer

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Mascot
2013 – Present / DJ Kitty
1998 – Present / Raymond

*Blue is this team’s history

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