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Volume 22 No. 49
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Closing Shot: Before The Dome Became A Home

Thirty years ago, a new stadium opened in St. Petersburg, Fla., with eyes on an MLB franchise. After having a devil of a time landing an existing club, Tropicana Field finally welcomed an expansion team in 1998.
Wade Boggs warms up before the final exhibition game prior to the Devil Rays’ first season at Tropicana Field. Photo: Peter Muhly / AFP via Getty Images Wade Boggs warms up before the final exhibition game prior to the Devil Rays’ first season at Tropicana Field. Photo: Peter Muhly / A...

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