Orioles comes out over Tampa Bay

Orioles comes out over Tampa Bay

Steve Pearce hit a two-run homer to help the Baltimore Orioles sweep a three-game series over the Tampa Bay Rays with a 3-1 win on Thursday.

Kansas City Royals down the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2

Jason Vargas hurled eight-plus strong innings as the Kansas City Royals downed the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-2, in the opener of a three-game set.

MLB: Boston 2, Tampa Bay 1 (10 innings)

BOSTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Shane Victorino's infield hit in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday drove in the winning run and lifted the Boston Red Sox over Tampa Bay 2-1.

UPI NewsTrack Quirks in the News

Ballgirl interferes with fair ball ... Police: Woman flashed security cameras ... Truck spills pizzas onto roadway ... Homeless man cited for digging in trash ... UPI Quirks in the News.
Ballgirl interferes with fair ball

Ballgirl interferes with fair ball

CLEARWATER, Fla., March 12 (UPI) -- A Hooters girl serving as a ballgirl at a Philadelphia Phillies-Tampa Bay Rays game in Florida said she was "anxious" when she caught a fair ball.

Tampa reliever Peralta ejected from game

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay reliever Joel Peralta was thrown out of a game before his first pitch after the Washington Nationals manager asked for a check on his glove.
Tampa Bay Rays' Hellickson hit in head

Tampa Bay Rays' Hellickson hit in head

DETROIT, April 11 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson was taken to a Detroit hospital Wednesday after he was struck in the head with a batted ball before a game.
Maddon, Gibson managers of year

Maddon, Gibson managers of year

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Joe Maddon of the Tampa Bay Rays and Kirk Gibson of the Arizona Diamondbacks were named the top managers in each league Wednesday.

Maddon named top AL manager

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay skipper Joe Maddon was named American League manager of the year when the award was announced Wednesday afternoon.
MLB: Philadelphia 3, Tampa Bay 2

MLB: Philadelphia 3, Tampa Bay 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Chase Utley's two-run shot in the first put Philadelphia ahead for good Wednesday and the Phillies edged Tampa Bay 3-2 to open the World Series.
Rays turn to pitcher Kazmir for Game 5

Rays turn to pitcher Kazmir for Game 5

BOSTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir gets the start Thursday for the Tampa Bay Rays, who are one win over the Boston Red Sox away from their first World Series.
Matsuzaka gets Red Sox start in ALCS

Matsuzaka gets Red Sox start in ALCS

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Boston will go with starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka against Tampa's James Shields in Friday's first game of the American League Championship series.
Carl Crawford slowed by finger ailment

Carl Crawford slowed by finger ailment

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Carl Crawford will miss the end of the regular baseball season with a right finger ailment.
B.J. Upton benched for not hustling

B.J. Upton benched for not hustling

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon benched center fielder B.J. Upton Wednesday for not running out a grounder against Cleveland in the team's previous game.

Vanderbilt pitcher No. 1 in baseball draft

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 7 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Devil Rays made left-handed pitcher David Price the No. 1 selection Thursday in the 2007 baseball draft.
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Joe Maddon
All Star Game managers Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon (L) and Philadelphia Phillies Charlie Manuel shake hands during a press conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in St. Louis on July 13, 2009. Baseball's All Stars will play the 80th All Star Game on July 14, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Joseph John Maddon (born February 8, 1954 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania) is the current manager of the Tampa Bay Rays in Major League Baseball, having been appointed to that position on November 15, 2005. He previously served as interim manager of the Anaheim Angels in both 1996 and 1999, and was a long-time bench coach for the team.

Maddon attended Lafayette College, where he played baseball and football. He is a member of Zeta Psi fraternity and graduated in 1976. He is a former minor league catcher who had served in the Angels organization for 31 years, though he never made it to the major leagues as a player.

He was considered a leading candidate for the Boston Red Sox manager job in 2004, which went to Terry Francona. His signature thick-rimmed glasses have led to giveaways featuring mock pairs and tributes from Angels players wearing the glasses when playing against the Rays. Sportswriter Peter King once said that Maddon has an uncanny resemblance to 1930's-1960's movie star Spencer Tracy.

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