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Franchise History for the the Tampa Bay Rays. A franchise is a perpetual entity that exists over time as a single entity, regardless of its location. The franchise section for the Major Leagues tracks a franchise through its evolution of relocations and name changes. Outside of a change of ballpark and ownership, a relocated franchise will often retain the majority of its players and often their front office.
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Franchise History - Tampa Bay Rays

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  • YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    2021Tampa Bay RaysALEast16210062.617-113857651206StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprKevin CashTropicana FieldLost in Division Series (Red Sox)
    2020Tampa Bay RaysALEast604020.667-11228922960StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprKevin CashTropicana FieldLost World Series (Dodgers)
    2019Tampa Bay RaysALEast1629666.5937.0257769656113StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprKevin CashTropicana FieldLost in 1st Round (Astros)
    2018Tampa Bay RaysALEast1629072.55618.0361071664670StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprKevin CashTropicana Fielddnq
    2017Tampa Bay RaysALEast1628082.49413.03714694704-10StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprKevin CashTropicana Fielddnq
    2016Tampa Bay RaysALEast1626894.42025.051427672713-41StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprKevin CashTropicana Fielddnq
    2015Tampa Bay RaysALEast1628082.49413.0410176446422StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprKevin CashTropicana Fielddnq
    2014Tampa Bay RaysALEast1627785.47519.041018612625-13StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJoe MaddonTropicana Fielddnq
    2013Tampa Bay RaysALEast1639271.5645.525970064654StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJoe MaddonTropicana FieldLost in 1st Round (Red Sox)
    2012Tampa Bay RaysALEast1629072.5565.0348697577120StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJoe MaddonTropicana Fielddnq
    2011Tampa Bay RaysALEast1629171.5626.024770761493StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJoe MaddonTropicana FieldLost in 1st Round (Rangers)
    2010Tampa Bay RaysALEast1629666.593-112802649153StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJoe MaddonTropicana FieldLost in 1st Round (Rangers)
    2009Tampa Bay RaysALEast1628478.51919.0381580375449StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJoe MaddonTropicana Fielddnq
    2008Tampa Bay RaysALEast1629765.599-123774671103StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJoe MaddonTropicana FieldLost World Series (Philadelphia)
    2007Tampa Bay Devil RaysALEast1626696.40730.051430782944-162StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJoe MaddonTropicana Fielddnq
    2006Tampa Bay Devil RaysALEast16261101.37736.051430689856-167StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJoe MaddonTropicana Fielddnq
    2005Tampa Bay Devil RaysALEast1626795.41428.051329750936-186StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Lou PiniellaTropicana Fielddnq
    2004Tampa Bay Devil RaysALEast1617091.43530.541123714842-128StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Lou PiniellaTropicana Fielddnq
    2003Tampa Bay Devil RaysALEast1626399.38938.051329715852-137StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Lou PiniellaTropicana Fielddnq
    2002Tampa Bay Devil RaysALEast16155106.34248.051330673918-245StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Hal McRaeTropicana Fielddnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    2001Tampa Bay Devil RaysALEast16262100.38334.051429672887-215StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Hal McRae, Larry RothschildTropicana Fielddnq
    2000Tampa Bay Devil RaysALEast1616992.42918.051325733842-109StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Larry RothschildTropicana Fielddnq
    1999Tampa Bay Devil RaysALEast1626993.42629.051225772913-141StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Larry RothschildTropicana Fielddnq
    1998Tampa Bay Devil RaysALEast1626399.38951.051429620751-131StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Larry RothschildTropicana Fielddnq
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    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. League Abbreviation or name of league Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league GP Games Played. Usually refers to a team WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) DR Entered game as defensive replacement Off Offensive Lineups by Game Def Defensive Lineups by Game Pit Pitches Manager Manager(s) for this team Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season Playoffs Playoff participation description.