2005Nov. 15: After 31 years in the Angels organization, Joe Maddon is hired as Devil Rays manager, replacing Lou Piniella.2006April 3: In Maddon's first regular-season game as manager, the Devil Rays lose to the Orioles 9-6 at Camden Yards. Oct. 1: Maddon closes his first year as manager, a majors-worst 61-101.2007 Sept. 8: The Rays pick up a two-year option that keeps Maddon under contract through 2009.Sept. 30: Playing their final game as the Devil Rays and in their green uniforms, Maddon and Tampa Bay again finish with the majors' worst record, 66-96.2008June 5: At Fenway Park, a day after Boston's Coco Crisp's hard slide into Rays 2B Akinori Iwamura, Rays starter James Shields hits Crisp with a pitch. A bench-clearing brawl ensues. MLB suspends five Rays players for a total of 23 games.Sept. 28: Maddon leads the Rays to their first AL East title, finishing 97-65. The Rays become the second team in history, joining the 1991 Braves, to go to the playoffs after having the majors' worst record the previous season. Oct. 6: Maddon and the Rays defeat the White Sox in four games in the American League Division Series.Oct. 19: In seven games, Maddon and the Rays oust the defending champion Red Sox in the American League Championship Series and go to the World Series to face the Philadelphia Phillies.Oct. 29: Philadelphia defeats the Rays in five games to win the World Series.Nov. 12: Maddon is named American League manager of the year.2009May 25: Maddon and the Rays agree to a contract extension that would keep him manager through 2012. July 14: Maddon manages the American League All-Star team to a 4-3 victory over the National League.Oct. 4: Maddon and the Rays miss out on the playoffs, finishing the season in third place in the AL East with an 84-78 record.2010Oct. 3: Maddon and the Rays win the AL East for the second time in three seasons with an AL-best 96-66 record.Oct. 12: The Texas Rangers defeat the Rays in the AL Division Series in five games.2011Sept. 28: Trailing the Yankees 7-0 in the eighth inning of Game 162, the Rays come back to defeat New York 8-7 in 12 innings. The victory, coupled with a Red Sox loss, gives Tampa Bay the AL wild card. The Rays finish the regular season at 91-71.Oct. 4: Maddon and the Rays again are defeated by Texas in the ALDS, this time in four games.Nov. 16: For the second time, Maddon is named AL manager of the year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, receiving 26 of a possible 28 first-place votes.2012Feb. 14: Maddon and the Rays agree to a three-year contract extension worth about $6 million.April 16: Maddon wins his 500th career game as Rays manager, defeating Boston 1-0 at Fenway Park.Oct. 3: Maddon and the Rays finish with a 90-72 record but miss out on the playoffs for the first time since 2009.2013Sept. 30: After finishing with identical 91-71 records, Maddon and the Rays defeat Texas to determine who will play in the wild-card game.Oct. 2: The Rays defeat Cleveland in the wild-card game, 1-0.Oct. 8: Boston defeats the Rays in four games in the ALDS.2014Sept. 28: In what was to be Maddon's last game as Rays manager, Tampa Bay loses 7-2 to the Indians in Cleveland, finishing the season 77-85. Maddon finishes his tenure as Rays manager 754-705.Oct. 24: Maddon exercises an opt-out clause in his contract and resigns as Rays manager.