October 15 in Tampa Bay baseball:
- The Devil Rays named Jamie Reed to the position of Major League head trainer, making him the first person named to the on-field staff for their inaugural season.
- Vaughn, Rick; Maraniss, Andrew; Matasich, Steve et al., eds (1998). Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1998 Information Guide. St. Petersburg, FL: Tampa Bay Devil Rays Public Relations Office. p. 222-3.