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Tampa Bay Rays

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Tampa Bay Rays 

By Nate

About the Author:


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This is me in LEGO form.                        This is me as a M&M morph.       Go Steelers!

Name of Project: Tampa Bay Rays



Overview: This project is all about the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team.



Objective: I want to learn more about this baseball team like its history, the team stats, and more.





The official Rays website. Almost an overload of information!



A good website if you like stat information and stuff like that.



A lot like yahoo's site.



Ben's site. Gives you a background on the MLB. (Thanks Ben!)

     This is the Animoto I made about the TB Rays. 

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     This page is all about the Tampa Bay Rays MLB baseball team (formerly Tampa Bay Devil Rays).


     The Rays joined the MLB in 1998, when they play their first major league game, losing to the Detroit Tigers 11 to 6 on March 31st, 1998. On April 1st, Tampa Bay defeated Detroit 11 to 8 with their first major league win. On April 19th, the Devil Rays improved to a 10-6 with a 6 to 0 victory vs. the Anaheim Angels, becoming the first expansion team in the MLB ever to be four games over .500 (winning percentage) at any point in their inaugural season. In the opening of the 2002 season for the Rays, they defeated the Tigers in a 3 game sweep, the best start in the team's five-year history. At the end of the 2007 season, the Rays officialy changed their name from the Devil Rays to the Rays, also changing their colors from green and black, to navy and yellow, changing their logo though still keeping the stingray as a mascot.


Major Titles


         In 2008, arguably the Rays' best season, they won the American League Eastern Division title, the Division Series title against the Chicago White Sox, and the AL Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox to go on to the 2008 World Series, only to lose to the Philidelphia Phillies. 


Logos over the years

     The logos below range from 1998 to 2009, just to give you a perspective on the wide spectrum of colors and designs.



                                  1998                                                          2002                                                      2009


Team Statistics


   The following charts show the all-time leaders among Rays players, charts with career batting. Roberto Hernandez had the best earned-run average of any Ray, his career ERA being 3.43. In 2009, Tampa's first baseman Carlos Pena, tied for most homeruns in the AL with New York's Mark Teixiera, both with 39.


All-Time Rays Batting Stats


     #     Name                         Avg.          Hits          At-bats          Homeruns

  1. Jason Bartlett               .304               290          954               15
  2. Carl Crawford               .295             1296          4392             85
  3. Delmon Young             .293               226          771               16
  4. Fred McGriff                 .291               603          2074             99  
  5. Wade Boggs                  .289              210          727                9


Current Players

     Some current Rays players include the two-time All-star third baseman Evan Longoria, three-time All-star center-fielder Carl Crawford, and the one-time All-star shortstop Jason Bartlett.




     The Rays play at Tropicana Field, a huge indoor stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida, originally called the Florida Suncoast Dome and then the Thunderdome. One of the stadium's coolest features is the Rays touch tank where anyone can pet real cownose rays.


These are some photos of Tropicana Field.



     The first manager of the Rays was Larry Rothschild from 1998 to 2001. Then Hal McRae took over to 2002, then Lou Piniella to 2005. Today the Rays' manager is Joe Maddon, who took them to the World Series in 2008.





















Comments (13)

Meghann said

at 11:51 am on Sep 28, 2009

Nice start! I love your wordle's colors.

Matthew said

at 7:12 am on Sep 30, 2009

nice job! you are doing a great job

Mrs. D said

at 3:15 pm on Sep 30, 2009

Sorry, Nate, it looks like you still can't get the video in. I'll keep trying and will try to email the animoto guys.-Mrs. Dekorsi

Mrs. D said

at 5:28 pm on Sep 30, 2009

I figured it out. stop by during resource tomorrow and I can show you.

Ben said

at 12:12 pm on Oct 5, 2009

Well, its a beauitiful start

Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. said

at 11:47 am on Oct 7, 2009

Nate - your Wordle and Animoto look great!

Meghann said

at 6:09 pm on Oct 27, 2009

Woah Nate you already have so much information!! Wow. Nice job!

Erin said

at 8:16 am on Nov 18, 2009

This is an awesome page I cAN TELL u have worked a lot. NICE JOB!!

Kia said

at 6:36 pm on Nov 18, 2009

WOW NATE!!! you covered almost everything, you obviously put a lot of effort into this page. FIVE GOLD STARS!!

Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. said

at 5:50 am on Nov 20, 2009

I, too, love all the facts, visuals, and quizzes you added.

Nate said

at 12:40 pm on Nov 23, 2009

thanks everyone for your great comments! i'm very glad that you like my page!

Clare said

at 12:48 pm on Nov 23, 2009

put a zoho poll up that says rate my page and you will always get 6/5 *'s i love all the pics and the citation was a good idea.

Matthew said

at 12:48 pm on Nov 23, 2009

good job yours is really good

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