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Tommy Pham: thanks for the memories

He was only a Ray for a season and half but he made his presence known

MLB: AL Wild Card-Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Tommy Pham was originally brought over to the Rays at the 2018 Trade Deadline, when the Rays sent Justin Williams and Genesis Cabrera to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Since coming over, Tommy Pham put up 5.9 fWAR, belted 28 HRs, and showed us his passion and hard work for the game.

Here are some of Tommy Pham’s highlights as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays.

First time getting on base as a Ray wasn’t pretty, but we’ll take it.

Pham’s first home run came a few days later against none other than the Boston Red Sox

Pham wasn’t all about the offense when he came over. He was quick to show his leather off last year too.

Pham finished 2018 with a .343/.448/.622 triple slash for the Rays and despite playing through injury, had a 192 wRC+!

In 2019, Pham started the year right where he left off, continuing his Rays Franchise record 40 game on base streak.

On September 6th, in addition to breaking Johnny Damon’s on base record, Tommy Pham joined the Rays’ record books in a second category by swiping 20 bags and hitting 20 HR in one season, joining B.J. Upton as the only two Rays to do so.

Pham’s determination, loyalty to his team, leadership and presence will be greatly missed. He has gained many life-long fans, and we wish him the highest success in San Diego.