TALE OF THE TAPE

World Series: Philadelphia Phillies v Tampa Bay Rays, Game 1

Tale Of The Tape: 2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Vs 2014 Tampa Bay Rays

2002 Devil Rays
2014 Rays
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Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images
Record
21-43 on June 13, 2002
Winner 25-42 on June 13, 2014
Manager
Hal McRae - 1 1/2 seasons as Devil Rays manager, went 111-196
Winner Joe Maddon - 9 seasons as Rays manager, currently 702-662
Team Batting Average
Winner .253 in 2002 - 11th out of 14 American League teams
.242 currently in 2014- 13th out of 15 American League teams
Runs Scored
673 total in 2002
242 so far in 2014

The Winner Is

Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images
Winner 2014 Rays
2 out of 4

2014 Rays are still the better team ... for now, but if this misery continues for the 2014 Rays, we may have to revisit this Tale of the Tape at the end of September!

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