List of Tampa Bay Rays managers

List of Tampa Bay Rays managers

The Tampa Bay Rays are a professional baseball franchise based in St. Petersburg, Florida. They are a member of the American League (AL) East in Major League Baseball (MLB).[1] The team joined MLB in 1998 as an expansion team with the Arizona Diamondbacks.[2] In November 2007, Rays owner Stuart Sternberg renamed his team from the "Tampa Bay Devil Rays" to the "Tampa Bay Rays", which he described as "A beacon that radiates throughout Tampa Bay and across the entire state of Florida."[3] The Rays won their first AL championship in 2008.[4] The Rays have played their home games at Tropicana Field since their inaugural season.[5] Andrew Friedman is the Vice President of Baseball operations, in essence the general manager.[6]

There have been four managers for the Rays franchise.[7] The team's first manager was Larry Rothschild, the only manager who have spent his entire MLB managing career with the Devil Rays and managed the team for four seasons. Through the end of the 2011 season, Joe Maddon is the franchise's all-time leader for the most regular-season games managed with 1134, the most regular-season game wins with 585, and the highest regular-season winning percentage with .516. Maddon is the only manager to have been to the playoffs with the Rays. In 2008, he took them all the way to the World Series, losing to the Philadelphia Phillies in five games.[4] Maddon is also the only manager to have won the Manager of the Year Award with the Rays, first winning it in 2008, and again in 2011.[8] Maddon has been the manager of the Rays since 2006.[7] On February 15, 2012 the Rays extended his contract through the 2015 season.[9]


# Number of managers[a]
GM Regular-season games managed
W Regular-season wins
L Regular-season losses
Win% Regular-season winning percentage
PGM Playoff games managed
PW Playoff wins
PL Playoff losses
PWin% Playoff winning percentage
* Spent entire MLB managing career with the (Devil) Rays[7]


Note: Statistics are correct through the 2012 season.
#[a] Name Term[b] GM W L Win% PGM[4] PW[4] PL[4] PWin%[4] Achievements
1 Rothschild, LarryLarry Rothschild* 19982001 499 205 294 .411
2 McRae, HalHal McRae 20012002 309 113 196 .366
3 Piniella, LouLou Piniella 20032005 485 200 285 .404
4 Maddon, JoeJoe Maddon 2006–present 1134 585 549 .516 25 11 14 .444 2008 & 2011 AL Manager of the Year[8]
2008 AL championship[4]


  • a A running total of the number of managers of the (Devil) Rays. Thus, any manager who has two or more separate terms as a manager is only counted once.
  • b Each year is linked to an article about that particular MLB season.