VIDEO: Fred McGriff’s First Home Run for Tampa Bay

Fred McGriff was born in Tampa in 1963. At that time, the only professional baseball in that part of the country was minor leagues or spring training competition. But, by the time McGriff had become a home run champion and All-Star in Major League Baseball, pro ball was in his hometown.

McGriff Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Former slugger Fred McGriff, who hit 493 home runs and drove in 1,550 runs in a 19-year career, has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by a special committee.

Why are they called the Tampa Bay Rays?

When team officials selected Devil Rays as their nickname when Tampa Bay was first announced as an expansion team in 1995, it was not warmly received. Some

Tampa Bay Rays All-Time Team

Tampa Bay Rays All-Time Team STARTING LINEUP Toby HALL 2000-2006 Catcher Carlos PEÑA 2007-2010, 2012 first base Ben ZOBRIST 2006-2014 second base Julio LUGO 2003-2006 shortstop Evan