Remembering Denny Brugman

Remembering Denny Brugman

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Public Viewing

1:00 p.m.  – 3:00 p.m.

Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel

2655 Eureka Way

Redding, CA

followed by

Celebration of Life

4:00 p.m.

Tiger Field

1000 W Cypress Avenue

Redding, CA

Following the public viewing, please join Denny’s family in celebrating his life and his legacy at his second home, Tiger Field. Donations in lieu of flowers will be accepted at the Celebration of Life.

As Denny would say, “See you at the yard!”


Remembering Denny Brugman


It is with a heavy and broken heart that we make this announcement to the Redding Colt 45s community. Denny Brugman, founder of the Redding Colt 45s, has passed away. This past week and a half has been a tumultuous time of emotions. Denny suffered a severe brain bleed that required two different surgical procedures to relieve the pressure on his brain. He was then placed in a medically induced coma to let his body and brain rest. Albeit it was not enough, as Denny’s body lost in extra innings and he passed on Sunday evening.

We cannot imagine what it is going to be like to be at Tiger Field for a Colt 45s game and to not hear Denny’s booming voice over the speakers. He so loved the game of baseball, but more importantly he loved all of those involved with the game. He considered every one of the Colt 45s as one of his own and has impacted countless lives. The fans were his fans and all of the little ones running around the ballpark brought joy to him. If you knew Denny, then you knew that he was a little kid at heart. When he was at Tiger Field, he was always meeting and visiting with the people of the community while enjoying the game of baseball.

Denny was my friend and if I ever needed anything, all I had to do was ask. Sometimes, as the great teammate that he was, he would anticipate the question or need before I even asked. Not only did I experience this, but also so did each and every player, coach, staff and volunteer with the Colt 45s. Denny was bigger than life with his voice, his stature and mostly his heart. I will miss his laugh and his gusto for life. Denny was loved by all of us with the Colt 45s and our thoughts are with everyone ever impacted by his presence.

Plans are being made to have a celebration of life for Denny at Tiger Field. Once the date and time have been settled it will be announced. Please keep referring to this page for further details. 

Rick Bosetti
G.M. Redding Colt 45s

Only FOUR Games Left

The Redding Colt 45s have played 41 games and we are now down to the last four. Every year we talk about how time flies and how everything is over in the blink of an eye, but this summer seemed to fly exceptionally fast.

Unfortunately, the Long Beach Legends cancelled our three-game series at the last minute, so we instead will be showcasing local talent. The South County Sun Devils are a 19u American Legion who “take pride in developing players to play college level baseball, while also giving them the opportunity to play a highly competitive schedule.” Make sure to check out the next crop of collegiate baseball players coming from the northstate and say farewell to your 2016 Boys of Summer.

Gates open at 6:30pm and first pitch at 7:15pm.

Tuesday August 2 vs. Redding Tigers

Wednesday August 3 vs. South County Sun Devils

Thursday August 4 vs. Redding Tigers

Friday August 5 vs. South County Sun Devils  (Fan Appreciation Night) 

What is a break?!

What is a break? Summer means baseball. And lots of it. We grow accustomed to spending our weekends and occasional weekends down at yard with a hot dog and an ice cold drink. But then all of the sudden a two week break comes along. Luckily, it is just a break and we still have seven chances to watch the Boys of Summer take the field. With 40 homes games it is hard to imagine that there are only seven left, but this means you have to make them all count. At this point in the season, the Colt 45s are 25-11 having won seven of the last ten.

Next week, the boys will travel to Arcata to face the Humboldt Crabs for a two game series but in the mean time they have been keeping quite occupied. Some traveled to Oakland for an A’s game, some went home to spend time with family back in Idaho, some went to the beach, the state capitol, San Francisco, or are currently exploring Northern California. What have you all been doing on this break—we’d love to hear!

You can listen live to the Humboldt series here and make sure to check out the schedule here so don’t miss the action! See you back at Tiger Field on July 29th for the start of a three game series against the San Francisco Seals. Go 45s!

2017 Season Commercial

2017 Redding Colt 45s TV Commercial