Ogden Raptors

Ogden Raptors
Founded in 1977
Ogden, Utah
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Team logo
Minor league affiliations
Class Advanced Rookie
League Pioneer League (1977–present)
Division South Division
Major league affiliations
Team Los Angeles Dodgers (2003–present)
Previous teams
Minor league titles
League titles (5)
  • 1985
  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1991
  • 2017
Division titles (17)
  • 1981
  • 1983
  • 1985
  • 1987
  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1992
  • 1996
  • 2005
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
Team data
Nickname Ogden Raptors (1994–present)
Previous names
Mascot Oggie (1993-present)
Ballpark Lindquist Field (1997–present)
Previous parks
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Ogden Professional Baseball Inc.
Manager Anthony Cappuccilli
General Manager Dave Baggott

The Ogden Raptors are a minor league baseball team in the Pioneer League based in Ogden, Utah, United States. The club plays at Lindquist Field.

The Raptors are one of six farm teams of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Pitcher Ben Sheets, first baseman Prince Fielder, shortstop J. J. Hardy and third baseman Bill Hall formerly played for the Raptors. Hall of Famer Frank Robinson played for the Ogden Reds, a previous Ogden franchise in the Pioneer League. Also, Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda managed the Ogden Dodgers to three consecutive Pioneer League titles from 1966–1968 and was present for the announcement that the Ogden franchise would again be an affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Raptors' inaugural 1994 season is chronicled in the book Minor Players, Major Dreams (1997, University of Nebraska Press) by author-in-uniform Brett Mandel.[citation needed]

During their second season of play, the Raptors set a league record for most runs scored in a single game, defeating the Helena Brewers 33–10 on August 27, 1995.[1]

The official mascot of the Ogden Raptors minor league baseball team is Oggie. Oggie is a cartoon green raptor who wears the white home uniform with a ? as the number. He is a regular part of Raptors home games and events.

Prior to Ogden, the Raptors' franchise played in Pocatello, Idaho; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Calgary, Alberta.

On September 17, 2017, the Raptors beat the Great Falls Voyagers 8-3 to win their first ever Pioneer League championship.[2]

Playoffs

  • 1996: Lost to Helena 2–0 in finals.
  • 1998: Lost to Idaho Falls in semifinals.
  • 2000: Lost to Idaho Falls 2–1 in semifinals.
  • 2002: Lost to Provo 2–1 in semifinals.
  • 2003: Lost to Provo 2–1 in semifinals.
  • 2005: Lost to Orem 2–1 in semifinals.
  • 2008: Lost to Orem 2–1 in semifinals.
  • 2009: Lost to Orem 2–0 in semifinals.
  • 2010: Defeated Orem 2–1 in semifinals; lost to Helena 2–0 in finals.
  • 2011: Defeated Orem 2–1 in semifinals; lost to Great Falls 2–0 in finals.
  • 2012: Defeated Grand Junction 2–1 in semifinals; lost to Missoula 2–1 in finals.
  • 2014: Lost to Orem 2–1 in semifinals.
  • 2016: Lost to Orem 2–1 in semifinals.
  • 2017: Defeated Orem 2–0 in semifinals; defeated Great Falls 2–1 in finals.
  • 2018: Lost to Grand Junction 2–1 in semifinals.
  • 2019: Lost to Idaho Falls 2-1 in finals.

Major League alumni

Roster

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