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1998 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Major league affiliations
1998 Information
Owner(s) Vince Naimoli
Manager(s) Larry Rothschild
Local television FSN Florida
Local radio WDAE
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Record: 63-99, Finished 5th in AL Eastern Division (1998 AL)

Managed by Larry Rothschild

Coaches: Orlando Gomez (bullpen), Billy Hatcher (first base), Steve Henderson (hitting), Frank Howard (bench), Bobby Ramos (interim bullpen), Greg Riddoch (third base) and Rick Williams (pitching)

Ballpark: Tropicana Field

[edit] History, Comments, Contributions

The 1998 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season was the first season in franchise history. This season, they finished last in the AL East division, with a record of 63-99. The expansion team played its first game on March 31st. The Devil Rays lost 11-6 to the Detroit Tigers at Tropicana Field. The next day, the club beat the Tigers for the franchise's first victory.

[edit] 1998 Opening Day Lineup

Quinton McCracken, cf

Miguel Cairo, 2b

Wade Boggs, 3b

Fred McGriff, 1b

Mike Kelly, lf

Paul Sorrento, dh

John Flaherty, c

Dave Martinez, rf

Kevin Stocker, ss

Wilson Alvarez, p

[edit] Awards and Honors

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