Tampa Bay Rays Logo
⚾ MLB: 1998-2020 23
Joined the American League as an expansion team to begin the 1998 season.
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers club joined the NFL in 1976 as an expansion team, along with the Seattle Seahawks, and played its first season in the American Football Conference (AFC) West division. Prior t...
Tampa Bay Lightning Logo
NHL: 1993-2020 28 2
In the late 1980s, the NHL announced it would expand. Two rival groups from the Tampa Bay Area decided to bid for a franchise: a St. Petersburg-based group fronted by future Hartford Whalers/Carolina ...
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