Kevin Forrest Cash
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.
- School Florida State University
- High School Gaither High School
- Debut September 6, 2002
- Final Game October 3, 2010
- Born December 6, 1977 in Tampa, FL USA
A limited-duty, part-time catcher, Kevin Cash's career batting average (.183) and on-base-percentage (.248) in 246 games (641 at bats) were two of the worst in modern major league history. A skilled receiver. he rode his catching abilities throughout eight big league seasons, playing for four of the five AL East clubs.
In 2013, he was named bullpen coach of the Cleveland Indians. After the 2014 season, he was one of three finalists for the job of manager of the Texas Rangers, but lost to Jeff Banister. A few weeks later, on December 5th, he was hired by the Tampa Bay Rays to replace Joe Maddon in 2015; Don Wakamatsu was the other finalist for the job. After a couple sub-.500 seasons, Cash guided the Rays to a 90-72 record in 2018 and a 96-66 mark in 2019, bowing in the ALDS. These records were especially remarkable considering Tampa Bay's routinely revolving door roster born out of cheapness.
- AL Manager of the Year Award (2020)
- AL Pennant: 1 (2020)
- Division Titles: 1 (2020)
- Other Postseason Appearance: 1 (2019 - Wild Card)
|Tampa Bay Devil Rays Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|2015||Tampa Bay Rays||American League||80-82||4th||Tampa Bay Rays|
|2016||Tampa Bay Rays||American League||68-94||5th||Tampa Bay Rays|
|2017||Tampa Bay Rays||American League||80-82||3rd||Tampa Bay Rays|
|2018||Tampa Bay Rays||American League||90-72||3rd||Tampa Bay Rays|
|2019||Tampa Bay Rays||American League||96-66||2nd||Tampa Bay Rays||Lost ALDS|
|2020||Tampa Bay Rays||American League||40-20||1st||Tampa Bay Rays||Lost World Series|
- Richard Justice: "Model manager: Cash's evolution impressive", mlb.com, December 11, 2018. 
- Richard Justice: "Cash, Mattingly net Manager of Year honors", mlb.com, November 10, 2020. 
- Bill Ladson: "No denying Cash had an award-worthy season", mlb.com, November 13, 2018.