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The Tampa Bay Rays compete in Major League Baseball’s American League East division along with the Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays. Their chief rivals in the American League are considered to be the Red Sox and Yankees. They also have an intra-state rival with the Miami Marlins. They were originally called the “Devil Rays” but were changed to the “Rays” after the 2007 season. They have played in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg since the team’s inception. The team was founded as an expansion franchise and began play in 1998. The team is currently owned by Stuart Sternberg, who purchased the team from the original owner, Vince Naimoli, in 2005. In 2008, the Rays enjoyed their first winning season, their first American League pennant (they defeated the Boston Red Sox) and first berth in the World Series, where they lost to the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-1.

Among the Rays greatest players include Wade Boggs, Fred McGriff, Evan Longoria and Carl Crawford. Several notable managers have led the franchise, including Lou Piniella (2003-05) and Joe Maddon (2006-14).

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Tampa Bay Rays Appearances

Wade Boggs

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$20,001 - $30,000

Wade Boggs is a Hall of Fame 3rd baseman who played from 1982 - 1999 for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays. He won a World Series with the Yankees in 1996. 

Jose Canseco

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$5,001 - $10,000

Jose Canseco is a retired Major League Baseball designated hitter and outfielder who played for seven teams between 1985 - 2001 and is best remembered for his time with the Oakland A's. 

Jim Morris

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Jim Morris is proof that dreams do come true. Fulfilling a promise to his high school baseball team, Morris tried-out and pitched for the Tampa Bay Rays at the age of 35. His story inspired the 2002 Disney movie "The Rookie". 

Fred McGriff

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$10,001 - $20,000

Fred McGriff is a retired baseball player who played in the majors from 1986-2004. He was named to the All-Star team five times and won a World Series title with the Atlanta Braves in 1995.