Joe Maddon became the fourth manager in in Tampa Bay Rays history on November 15, 2005. He has managed more games than any Rays manager and has the best record at 585-549 (.516), seventh best among active major league managers with a minimum of 1,000 games. The Rays were 518-775 (.401) prior to his arrival. In 2012, the two-time American League Manager of the Year guided the Rays to their fifth consecutive winning season and fourth 90-win season in the past five years. The Yankees’ Joe Girardi is the only other manager to post winning records in each of the past five seasons. In 2011, Maddon was named A.L. Manager of the Year, an award he also won in 2008 after guiding the Rays to the World Series. That season, he took the Rays from a 66-96 record in 2007 to a 97-65 mark, the third greatest turnaround in league history. The 2013 season will be Joe’s 38th season in professional baseball, 20th at the major league level. Prior to joining the Rays, he spent 31 years in the Angels organization. Joe and his wife, Jaye, reside in Tampa, FL..
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