The Tampa Bay Rays played The Texas Rangers on October 4, 2011. The Rays ended their AL wild-card streak, losing 4-3.
The Tampa Bay Rays play the Texas Rangers for Game 2 in Texas! Final score: 6-8 (Texas)
The Rays beat the New York Yankees to clinch a playoff spot in the 2011 playoffs!
by Steve Carney
Rays fans have always known their team has gotten the most bang for their buck, and economists have verified the claim.
Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked the Tampa Bay Rays at the top of their "Efficiency Index" of how over the last five seasons a team has converted the money spent into victories.
The Top 10
1. Tampa Bay Rays (MLB)
2. Texas Rangers (MLB)
3. Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
4. Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
5. Boston Celtics (NBA)
6. Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
7. New England Patriots (NFL)
8. Green Bay Packers (NFL)
9. New York Giants (NFL)
10. Boston Bruins (NHL)
For comparison, the Boston Red Sox ranked 70th on the list, while the New York Yankees are 98th.