LoDo Magic

Inaugural season: 2016

Owner/Manager: Jeff Kingery

In memorium: Carmen la Chienne. Beloved Magic GM.

Source of DDL nickname: “Lodo Magic” was a term coined by the original Colorado Rockies radio broadcasters to describe late inning heroics by the local nine.

Team colors: Purple, Black and White

2022 Season: For the first time in its 7-year history the Magic reached the .500 mark, but missed the playoffs by several games. A 5-14 September doomed the team’s playoff chances, although a 14-6 October provided hope. The Magic led the DDL in ERA with a franchise best 3.30 and shutouts with a team record 17. Magic pitchers set club bests for fewest runs, hits, walks and most strikeouts in a season. Freddy Peralta, Matt Barnes and Blake Treinen combined on a no-hitter, the second in club history.

SOM experience: Back to the late 60s in high school.  We’d stay after school and play in the detention room. No computers. We used an adding machine to do our stats. Some of us got pretty good doing play-by-play of the games! Also rolled ‘em many a time with Mike Thomson back in the day.

Favorite announcers: Vin Scully, Jon Miller (a huge SOM fan), Lon Simmons, Brian Anderson.

Favorite player of all time: Sandy Koufax

Favorite managers: Felipe Alou, Joe Torre, Dusty Baker, Terry Francona, Bruce Bochy

All-time records, “best of” and more…