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480 Rings produced by the Rays for players, staff, employees and ownership. Full-time employees will receive their rings today in a private ceremony.

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Let freebies ring

The Rays will give away AL championship cowbells to all fans at today's game against the Yankees.

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Golden boy

The Rays will have a pregame ceremony for the third straight game today with 1B Carlos Pena receiving his 2008 AL Rawlings Gold Glove. He is the first Ray to win a Gold Glove.

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Remembering Robinson, Part I

The Rays will join other major-league teams in wearing No. 42, a tribute to former Brooklyn Dodger great Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball's color barrier 62 years ago today.

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Remembering Robinson, Part II

Rays senior adviser Don Zimmer, a former teammate of Robinson's, said one of his favorite memories came after Robinson retired from baseball in 1957. Robinson called Zimmer and told him he'd be traveling to Tampa for a few days and wanted to play golf. "We had a great time," Zimmer said. "It always meant something to me, because here I am a nothing, and Jackie Robinson wants to play golf with me." Did Robinson win? "Probably," Zimmer said, smiling.

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Watch for

Sonny day: Andy Sonnanstine will try to bounce back from his first start, when he wasn't particularly sharp in giving up five runs in 42/3 innings while walking a career-high four against the Orioles. Sonnanstine is 2-1 with a 6.08 ERA in four career starts vs. the Yankees.

Dandy Andy: Andy Pettitte has fared well in his career against the Rays, going 15-4 with a 3.63 ERA in 24 career starts. 1B Carlos Pena, however, is 9-for-27 (.333) against Pettitte.

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