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End of an era: 1914-2008St. Pete's spring fling

St. Pete's spring fling: 2004-05

TAMPA BAY

DEVIL RAYS

Faces: 1B Tino Martinez, 3B Aubrey Huff

W-L: 70-91, fourth place

The Rays have their first winning spring, which is cut short because they are opening the regular season in Japan, and it's a sign of good things to come as they win a club-record 70 and don't finish last.

TAMPA BAY

DEVIL RAYS

Faces: SS Julio Lugo, LHP Scott Kazmir

W-L: 67-95, fifth place

One of the biggest spring stories is Hideo Nomo winning a rotation spot, which says something in itself. It turns out to be the beginning of the end for manager Lou Piniella and owner Vince Naimoli.

Our daily look at the history of spring training in St. Petersburg.

St. Pete's spring fling: 2004-05 03/25/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 10:25pm]
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