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About the Team

About the Team

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PREMIUM SPORTS BRAND IN TAMPA BAY

THE TAMPA BAY RAYS ARE THE PREMIUM SPORTS BRAND IN THE TAMPA BAY REGION WITH THE STRONGEST REACH, HIGHEST FAN AFFINITY AND A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF POSITIVE COMMUNITY IMPACT.

In 2012, the Rays delivered more than 790 television Gross Rating Points during the 2012 Regular Season, which is three times the GRPs delivered by the Buccaneers in 2011 and the Lightning in 2010-11 combined.*

More than 803,670 unique Tampa Bay residents (18+) have attended a Rays game in the past 12 months, three times the unique reach of any other Tampa Bay major sports team.**

More than 340,600 unique Tampa Bay residents (18+) have listened to a Rays game in the past 12 months, which is the highest unique reach of any Tampa Bay major sports team.**

*Source: Nielsen Household Ratings Tampa-St. Petersburg
**Source: Scarborough Research, Tampa 2012 R2 (Survey Dates: August, 2011 - July, 2012)

SUCCESS ON THE FIELD

The Rays finished the 2011 season with the greatest September comeback in MLB history and, by securing a winning record in 2012, became the first sports franchise in Tampa Bay to post 5 consecutive winning seasons.

  • The Rays join the Yankees and Cardinals as the only teams in MLB to have winning records each of the last 5 years.
  • The Rays, Rangers and Yankees are the only MLB teams to win at least 90 games in each of the last 3 seasons.
  • James Shields and David Price became only the 6th teammates in MLB history to post back-to-back 200+ strikeout seasons.
  • Rays starting pitcher, David Price, was selected as the 2012 American League Cy Young winner while leading the AL in ERA (2.56) and tied for the league lead in wins (20).
  • Closer Fernando Rodney had the greatest single season statistically for a relief pitcher in MLB history and was rewarded by winning the 2012 American League Comeback Player of the Year Award and the 2012 Delivery Man of the Year Award.
  • The Rays had multiple All-Stars again in 2012, including David Price's third selection.
  • Rays starting pitcher, Jeremy Hellickson, earned his first career 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award.