Then-Rays pitcher Blake Snell, facing front, greets teammates as he takes the field prior to Game 6 of the World Series in October in Arlington, Texas. Snell was traded to the Padres, one of the reasons Tampa Bay remains in search of an experienced pitcher to provide quality innings.
Rays Tales | Adding an experienced pitcher is one issue; deciding how best to use him over a full season is another.
St. Petersburg’s Jeff Wilcox has a ball signed by Aaron and Babe Ruth, plus a grandson named after the legendary slugger.
He endured racist threats while pursuing Babe Ruth’s home run record. No other player may have been as good as Aaron was for so long.
The longtime Tropicana Field groundskeeper adds duties as director of operations at the Port Charlotte facility.

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