Hickory Crawdads

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Hickory Crawdads
Founded in 1993
Hickory, North Carolina
HickoryCrawdads.pngHickoryCrawdadscap.png
Team logoCap insignia
Class-level
Current Class A
Minor league affiliations
League South Atlantic League
Division Northern Division
Major league affiliations
Current Texas Rangers (2009–present)
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles (3)
  • 2002
  • 2004
  • 2015
Division titles (10)
  • 1994
  • 1997
  • 1999
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2007
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2015
Team data
Nickname Hickory Crawdads (1993–present)
Colors Red, black, Crawdad blue, white
                   
Ballpark L. P. Frans Stadium (1993–present)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Texas Rangers/Hickory Baseball, LLC
Manager Matt Hagen
General Manager Mark Seaman

The Hickory Crawdads are a Minor League Baseball team of the South Atlantic League and the Class A affiliate of the Texas Rangers.[1] They are located in Hickory, North Carolina, and play their home games at L. P. Frans Stadium which opened in 1993 and seats 5,092 people.

The team relocated from Gastonia, North Carolina, in 1993 when Don Beaver purchased the Gastonia Rangers and moved them to his hometown of Hickory.[2]

The Crawdads won the South Atlantic League championship in 2002, 2004, and 2015. The team has qualified for the postseason ten times and reached the finals three times.[3]

Roster[edit]

Hickory Crawdads roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 11 Josh Advocate
  •  9 A. J. Alexy
  • 24 Reid Anderson
  • 18 Joe Barlow
  • 10 Noah Bremer
  •  6 Jean Casanova
  • 15 Hans Crouse
  • 16 Alex Eubanks
  • 21 Demarcus Evans
  • 30 Derek Heffel
  • 31 Joseph Kuzia
  • -- Nic Laio
  • -- Abdiel Mendoza
  • -- Jeifry Nunez
  • -- Alex Speas
  • 13 Tyree Thompson
  • 33 Samir Vivas

Catchers

Infielders

  •  2 Ryan Dorow
  • 22 Kole Enright
  •  1 Yonny Hernandez
  • 12 Justin Jacobs
  •  5 Clayton Middleton
  • -- Yenci Pena
  • 14 Tyler Ratliff
  • 38 Tyreque Reed

Outfielders

  • -- Jose Almonte
  • 36 Miguel Aparicio
  •  4 Pedro Gonzalez
  •  8 Preston Scott
  • -- Chad Smith
  • 25 Bubba Thompson


Manager

  • 39 Matt Hagen

Coaches

  • 20 Jose Jaimes (pitching)
  • 33 Chase Lambin (hitting)
  • 17 Turtle Thomas


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Texas Rangers 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated October 15, 2018
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB • South Atlantic League
Texas Rangers minor league players

Notable alumni[edit]

Joey Gallo batting for the Crawdads in 2013

Mascot[edit]

Conrad the Crawdad has been the official mascot of the Crawdads since 1993. Conrad, along with his partner Candy Crawdad, entertain fans during games.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hickory, North Carolina Encyclopedia". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Conrad & The Hickory Crawdads" (PDF). At the Yard. January 2006. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "Playoff Champions". South Atlantic League. Minor League Baseball. Retrieved August 14, 2017.

External links[edit]