List of Tampa Bay Rays team records

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The Tampa Bay Rays are a professional baseball team based in St. Petersburg, Florida. They compete in the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's (MLB) American League (AL). Tampa Bay first competed in Major League Baseball during the 1998 baseball season as the "Tampa Bay Devil Rays", an expansion team. Prior to the 2008 season, the team's name was officially shortened to "Rays". The list below documents players and teams that hold particular club records.

In twenty-one seasons from 1998 through the end of 2018, the team has an overall record of 1,590 wins and 1,810 losses for a winning percentage of 46.8%. The Rays have appeared in four postseasons and won one American League pennant, in 2008

Note: To avoid confusion, this list is only updated at the end of each baseball season. Statistics below are through the end of the 2018 season.

Individual career records[edit]

These are records of players with the best performance in particular statistical categories during their tenure with the Rays.[1][2]

Career batting[edit]

Evan Longoria leads the franchise in several offensive categories.
Career batting records
Statistic Player Record Rays career Ref
Batting average Carl Crawford .296 20022010 [3]
On-base percentage Fred McGriff .380 19982001 [4]
Slugging percentage Fred McGriff .484 19982001 [4]
On-base plus slugging Fred McGriff .864 19982001 [4]
Runs Evan Longoria 780 20082017 [5]
Plate appearances Evan Longoria 6,151 20082017 [5]
At bats Evan Longoria 5,450 20082017 [5]
Hits Carl Crawford 1,480 20022010 [3]
Total bases Evan Longoria 2,630 20082017 [5]
Singles Carl Crawford 1,056 20022010 [3]
Doubles Evan Longoria 338 20082017 [5]
Triples Carl Crawford 105 20022010 [3]
Home runs Evan Longoria 261 20082017 [5]
Runs batted in Evan Longoria 892 20082017 [5]
Walks Evan Longoria 569 20082017 [5]
Strikeouts Evan Longoria 1,220 20082017 [5]
Stolen bases Carl Crawford 409 20022010 [3]
Games played Evan Longoria 1,435 20082017 [5]

Career pitching[edit]

James Shields holds numerous pitching records for Tampa Bay.
Career pitching records
Statistic Player Record Rays career Ref
Wins James Shields 87 20062012 [6]
Losses James Shields 73 20062012 [6]
Win-loss percentage David Price .636 20082014 [7]
Earned run average[a] David Price 3.18 20082014 [7]
Saves Roberto Hernández 101 19982000 [8]
Strikeouts James Shields 1,250 20062012 [6]
Shutouts James Shields 8 20062012 [6]
Games Jake McGee 297 20102015 [9]
Innings pitched James Shields 1,454⅔ 20062012 [6]
Games started James Shields 217 20062012 [6]
Games finished Roberto Hernández 182 19982000 [8]
Complete games James Shields 19 20062012 [6]
Walks Scott Kazmir 382 20042009 [10]
Hits allowed James Shields 1,439 20062012 [6]
Wild pitches Chris Archer 59 20122018 [11]
Hit batsmen James Shields 49 20062012 [6]

Individual single-season records[edit]

These are records of Rays players with the best performance in particular statistical categories during a single season.[1][2]

Single-season batting[edit]

Carlos Peña broke many single-season franchise records in 2007.
Single-season batting records
Statistic Player Record Season Ref
Batting average Jeff Keppinger .325 2012 [12]
Home runs Carlos Peña 46 2007 [13]
RBI Carlos Peña 121 2007 [13]
Runs Carl Crawford 110 2010 [3]
Hits Aubrey Huff 193 2003 [14]
Singles Carl Crawford 145 2003 [3]
Doubles Aubrey Huff 47 2003 [14]
Triples Carl Crawford 19 2004 [3]
Stolen bases Carl Crawford 60 2009 [3]
At bats Delmon Young 645 2007 [15]
Slugging percentage Carlos Peña .627 2007 [13]
Extra-base hits Aubrey Huff 84 2003 [14]
Total bases Aubrey Huff 353 2003 [14]
On-base percentage Carlos Peña .411 2007 [13]
On-base plus slugging Carlos Peña 1.037 2007 [13]
Walks Carlos Peña 103 2007 [13]
Strikeouts Carlos Peña 182 2012 [13]

Single-season pitching[edit]

Fernando Rodney set the franchise record for saves in a single season in 2012.
Single-season pitching records
Statistic Player Record Season Ref(s)
Wins Blake Snell 21 2018 [16]
Losses Chris Archer 19 2016 [11]
Strikeouts Chris Archer 252 2015 [11]
ERA Blake Snell 1.89 2018 [16]
Earned runs allowed Tanyon Sturtze 129 2002 [17]
Hits allowed Tanyon Sturtze 271 2002 [17]
Shutouts James Shields 4 2011 [6]
Saves Fernando Rodney 48 2012 [18]
Games Randy Choate 85 2010 [19]
Games started Scott Kazmir
David Price
Chris Archer
34 2007
2011
2015, 2017
[10][7][11]
Complete games James Shields 11 2011 [6]
Innings pitched James Shields 249⅓ 2011 [6]

Team season records[edit]

These are records of Rays teams with the best and worst performances in particular statistical categories during a single season.[20][21]

Season batting[edit]

Season batting records
Statistic Record Season
Home runs 228 2017
Runs 803 2009
Hits 1,531 1999
Doubles 311 2001
Triples 46 2004
Total bases 2,424 2007
Strikeouts 1,538 2017
Stolen bases 194 2009

Season pitching[edit]

Season pitching records
Statistic Record Season
Hits allowed 1,649 2007
Runs allowed (most) 944 2007
Runs allowed (fewest) 577 2012
Home runs allowed 215 2002
Strikeouts 1,437 2014
Shutouts 17 2013

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • a Earned run average is calculated as 9 × (ER ÷ IP), where is earned runs and is innings pitched.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tampa Bay Rays Batting Leaders". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Tampa Bay Rays Pitching Leaders". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Carl Crawford Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Fred McGriff Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Evan Longoria Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "James Shields Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  7. ^ a b c "David Price Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Roberto Hernández Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  9. ^ "Jake McGee Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Scott Kazmir Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  11. ^ a b c d "Chris Archer Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  12. ^ "Jeff Keppinger Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g "Carlos Peña Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  14. ^ a b c d "Aubrey Huff Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  15. ^ "Delmon Young Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  16. ^ a b "Blake Snell Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  17. ^ a b "Tanyon Sturtze Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  18. ^ "Fernando Rodney Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  19. ^ "Randy Choate Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  20. ^ "Tampa Bay Rays Team Yearly Batting Stats". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  21. ^ "Tampa Bay Rays Team Yearly Pitching Stats". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 2, 2017.