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20 years of the Rays: 20 numbers to remember

20/20 Vision: The 20 most notable numbers in Rays history.
Tampa Bay Rays Carlos Pena is greeted by Evan Longoria after hitting a 3 run homerun during the 3rd inning against the Blue Jays at Tropicana Field Monday night, 8-30-10. Longoria and Crawford scored on the home run. [Times files (2010)]
Tampa Bay Rays Carlos Pena is greeted by Evan Longoria after hitting a 3 run homerun during the 3rd inning against the Blue Jays at Tropicana Field Monday night, 8-30-10. Longoria and Crawford scored on the home run. [Times files (2010)]
Published Mar. 25, 2018
Updated Mar. 25, 2018

With the Rays planning a year-long celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Times is taking a look back – with 20 lists of 20 things about those first 20 seasons.

Here's a look at the 20 most significant numbers in Rays history:

2

Teams in MLB history to win and lose at least 12 straight games in the same season, the 1987 Brewers and 2004 Rays

3

Rays Rookie of the Year winners (Evan Longoria, Jeremy Hellickson, Wil Myers)

4

Playoff appearances in a six-year span from 2008-13, none since

5

No-hitters thrown against the Rays

8

Rays Gold Glove winners (Longoria 3, Kevin Kiermaier 2, Carlos Pena, Carl Crawford, Hellickson)

11

Offensive categories that since-traded Longoria is the team's career leader

12

Most consecutive wins, June 9-June 22, 2004

13

Most players on DL at one time, last in 2017

15

Most consecutive losses, April 25-May 20, 2002

19

Most consecutive games with a hit, Jason Bartlett, 2009

24

Most popular number, worn by 17 players/coaches

31

Improvement in wins from 2007 to 2008, third biggest turnaround in AL history

33

Losses in final 36 road games in 2006

36

Rays All-Stars (Crawford, David Price 4)

39

Regular-season sellouts at Tropicana Field, 14 on opening day.

53

Most players used in a season, 2017

97

Most wins in a season, 2008

106

Most losses in a season, 2002

146

Walk-off wins by Rays

438

Players used in franchise history through 2017

Check out the rest of Marc Topkin's coverage here, on:

20 words on the 20th anniversary
20 numbers to remember
The 20 weirdest moments
Tampa Bay's 20 'Forrest Gump moments'
20 years of Rays and 'the things we've loved' about them
Greatest moments in franchise history
Best signings, trades and deals
20 players who surprisingly finished with them
20 players you forgot ever played for them
20 most notable draft picks
20 Things we've hated over the years
The 20 best players
The 20 best quotes
Recounting the 20 most memorable injuries
The 20 worst players
Ranking every season