Tampa Bay Rays in History

Events in Sport

  • 1995-03-09 Baseball awards a franchise to Tampa Bay Devil Rays
  • 1997-11-08 Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild
  • 1997-11-18 Arizona Diamondbacks & Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft
  • 1998-03-31 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1st game they host Detroit Tigers
  • 1999-08-07 Tampa Bay 3rd baseman Wade Boggs becomes the first MLB player to hit a home run for his 3,000th hit in Devil Rays' 15-10 loss v Cleveland
  • 2008-10-19 MLB American League Championship: Tampa Bay Rays beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3
  • 2008-10-29 Philadelphia beats Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3 in Game 5 at Citizens Bank Park for Phillies second Baseball World Series in their 126-year history; Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels MVP
  • 2009-07-23 Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox becomes the 18th pitcher to throw a perfect game in MLB history, defeating Tampa Bay Rays 5-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1978-06-25 Luke Scott, American baseball player (Tampa Bay Rays), born in DeLeon Springs, Florida