Ever since the Rays' magical season back in 2008, it became clear that skipper Joe Maddon was someone special. Since taking over the Rays' head coaching spot in 2006, Maddon has emerged as one of baseball's best managers.
He helped turn a franchise around, transforming the Tampa Bay Rays from the league's laughingstock into one of the most respected teams in baseball.
His unconventional style of coaching baseball and his unique paths to success make Maddon one of Major League Baseball's most interesting and colorful personalities.
The guy is simply not your average Joe.
Although baseball fans are pretty familiar with a lot of Maddon's achievements throughout his career, there are some facts that are not well known about Joe.
Let's take a look at five things you may not have known about Maddon.