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Johnny Bench's first pro team (1965). Their name was considered for a replacement of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The Rays have worn Tarpons throwback uniforms for Turn Back the Clock Night.

[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1957 84-54 1st Charlie Gassaway League Champs
1958 74-69 4th Charlie Gassaway none
1959 78-55 1st Charlie Gassaway Lost League Finals
1960 68-67 4th Moose Johnson
1961 90-44 1st Johnny Vander Meer League Champs
1962 66-54 3rd Johnny Vander Meer / Hersh Freeman
1963 49-71 8th Hersh Freeman none
1964 68-71 4th Pinky May
1965 67-69 5th Pinky May (24-23) / Richard Schmidt (temp) / Jack Cassini none
1966 47-94 10th Lou Fitzgerald
1967 55-71 7th George Scherger
1968 74-62 4th George Scherger
1969 65-67 7th Bunky Warren
1970 64-68 6th Dick Kennedy
1971 79-61 4th Russ Nixon Lost in 1st round
1972 66-64 4th Russ Nixon Lost in 1st round
1973 73-71 6th Russ Nixon
1974 68-64 4th Russ Nixon Lost in 1st round
1975 72-59 3rd Russ Nixon Lost League Finals
1976 76-60 1st Ron Brand Lost League Finals
1977 65-70 7th Jim Hoff
1978 61-73 9th Mike Compton
1979 74-60 3rd Mike Compton
1980 64-67 5th George Scherger
1981 79-54 2nd Jim Lett Lost in 1st round
1982 71-59 3rd Jim Hoff Lost League Finals
1983 56-71 8th Jim Hoff
1984 74-65 4th Marc Bombard Lost League Finals
1985 73-62 5th Marc Bombard
1986 79-57 4th Marc Bombard Lost in 1st round
1987 64-76 11th Marc Bombard
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