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Ex-Rays manager Joe Maddon selling Tampa home, moving to Arizona

The move will allow the Angels manager to be closer to work and family; his charitable efforts and restaurant will remain in Tampa Bay.
Former Rays manager Joe Maddon bought the historic Bayshore Boulevard home, once owned by former Bucs coach John McKay, in 2012.
Former Rays manager Joe Maddon bought the historic Bayshore Boulevard home, once owned by former Bucs coach John McKay, in 2012. [ Special to the Times - RALPH GUINCHO/ Angle Chasing Photography ]
Published Aug. 5
Updated Aug. 5

TAMPA — Former Rays manager Joe Maddon is selling his iconic Bayshore Boulevard home and relocating to Arizona to be closer to work and family.

Maddon and his wife, Jaye, moved to Tampa after he got hired by the Rays for the 2006 season and continued to live there in the offseason after he left, taking jobs managing the Cubs in 2015 and Angels in 2020.

He has remained active in the Tampa Bay charity community, and his Respect 90 Foundation will remain based here. Maddon, 67, is also a partner, with Michael Stewart, in the South Tampa restaurant Ava, which will remain open.

The Tampa house being sold by former Rays manager Joe Maddon includes a custom pool and ample private outdoor space.
The Tampa house being sold by former Rays manager Joe Maddon includes a custom pool and ample private outdoor space. [ Special to the Times - RALPH GUINCHO/ Angle Chasing Photography ] ]

With the Angels having spring training in Arizona and both of Maddon’s adult children — plus five grandchildren — living there, the family felt it was time to relocate and will move after the season to Mesa, Ariz.

“Tampa Bay will always feel like another home to Jaye and I,” Maddon said via text message. “This decision was based on the opportunity to spend more time with family. Through our Respect 90 Foundation, we will remain closely tied to the Tampa Bay area community which has been so great to us over the years. We cherished our time spent there and are so grateful for the many friendships we will continue to maintain.”

The Maddons bought the historic 5,403-square foot home, which was built in 1917 and whose past owners include former Bucs coach John McKay, in 2012 for $1.76 million. They did extensive renovations and updating and are now listing it for $3.9 million.

Joe Maddon's house on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa was built in 1917 with hardwood floors and has been updated and renovated.
Joe Maddon's house on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa was built in 1917 with hardwood floors and has been updated and renovated. [ Special to the Times - RALPH GUINCHO/ Angle Chasing Photography ] ]

The main house, in a Dutch Colonial style, has four bedrooms and 3½ baths, with hardwood floors and updated kitchen and bathrooms, with an expansive view of Hillsborough Bay and the wide sidewalk promenade. Guest quarters over the detached three-car garage include two bedrooms and one bath, plus a room that was Maddon’s “man cave,” with five televisions.

There also is a salt-filtration pool with private outdoor living space, including a covered bar and fire pit. The realtor listing the home, at 1001 Bayshore Blvd., is Susan Vaughn of Coastal Properties Group/Christie’s International Real Estate.

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