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Joe Maddon

Former Rays manager

Former Rays manager

Joe Maddon

Named manager of the Tampa Bay Rays before the 2006 season, Joe Maddon's tenure with the team ended when he opted out of his contract on Oct. 24, 2014. A two-time American League Manager of the Year, he led the Rays to their first division title, playoff wins and World Series appearance in 2008. He was honored as Manager of the Year following the 2008 and 2011 seasons. A former minor-league catcher, he worked in the Angels' organization for 31 years before joining the Rays — he won a World Series as the Angels' bench coach in 2002. Recognizable by his thick-rimmed glasses and outgoing personality, he earned a reputation as a players' manager, wine conoisseur, cycling enthusiast and avid reader.

 

Joe Maddon returns home to build bridges in a divided city

HAZLETON, Pa. — Earlier this month Joe Maddon stood in front of more than 500 people in a catering hall in his hometown and told them a story. Last year, he said, he came home for Chri …

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Rays skipper Joe Maddon's Thanksmas serves up more than a meal

ST. PETERSBURG — The manager is rolling the meatballs, quickly, tightly, uniformly. Bigger than a golf ball, but smaller than a baseball, for sure. One right after the othe …

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Success, personality put Rays' Joe Maddon in a class of his own

ST. PETERSBURG — Joe Maddon didn't start out in the Tampa Bay dugout as such a good manager. The then-Devil Rays lost a major league-most 197 games his first two seasons, and there was some qu …

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