Hickory Crawdads

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Hickory Crawdads
Founded in 1993
Hickory, North Carolina
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Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Single-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)
Previous names
Colors Red, Black, Crawdad Blue, White
                   
Ballpark L. P. Frans Stadium (1993–present)
Previous parks
Sims Legion Park (1977–1992)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Hickory Baseball, Inc.
Manager Steve Mintz
General Manager Mark Seaman

The Hickory Crawdads are a Minor League Baseball team in Hickory, North Carolina. They are a Class A team in the South Atlantic League, and have been a farm team of the Texas Rangers since 2009. From 1999–2008, they were a Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and from their inception in 1993 until 1998 they were a Class A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. The Crawdads play home games at L. P. Frans Stadium. Opened in 1993, L.P. Frans Stadium seats 5,092 fans. The Crawdads won the South Atlantic League Championship in 2002, 2004, and 2015. The team has appeared in the SAL finals three times, and the SAL playoffs ten times.

Notable alumni[edit]

Roster[edit]

Hickory Crawdads roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  •  6 Reid Anderson
  • 17 Edgar Arredondo
  • 19 Matt Ball Injury icon 2.svg
  • 33 Dario Beltre
  • 28 Jairo Beras
  • 23 Kyle Cody
  • 18 Nick Dignacco Injury icon 2.svg
  • 21 Demarcus Evans Injury icon 2.svg
  • 35 Kaleb Fontenot
  • 27 Joseph Kuzia
  • 27 Luke Lanphere Injury icon 2.svg
  • 29 Jacob Lemoine
  • 32 Michael Matuella
  • -- Sal Mendez
  • 14 C. D. Pelham
  • 30 Matthew Smoral Injury icon 2.svg
  •  4 Christian Torres
  • 36 Walker Weickel

Catchers

  • 22 Alex Kowalczyk
  •  8 Yohel Pozo
  • 15 Ricardo Valencia

Infielders

  • 24 Elio Castillo
  • 10 Charles Leblanc
  • -- Todd McDonald Injury icon 2.svg
  •  2 Brallan Perez
  • 25 Blaine Prescott
  •  1 Anderson Tejeda

Outfielders

  • 16 Jose Almonte Injury icon 2.svg
  • 38 Tanner Gardner
  •  5 Eric Jenkins
  • 40 Franklin Rollin
  •  3 Leody Taveras


Manager

Coaches


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 July 13, 2017
Transactions
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Texas Rangers minor league players

Mascot[edit]

Conrad the Crawdad (established in 1993) is the official mascot of the Crawdads. Conrad, along with his partner Candy Crawdad entertain fans of the team.

Upon purchasing a minor league baseball team from Gastonia, North Carolina, Don Beaver moved the team to his hometown of Hickory, North Carolina. Todd Teague named the team "Hickory Crawdads." Shortly after, Beaver launched a contest requesting the community to assist him in naming the team's mascot. Ryan Windam, a native of Hickory, won the contest with the name "Conrad." Thus, Conrad the Crawdad was born. Standing at approximately six feet tall, Conrad has not missed a single pitch since the team's inception in 1993.[1]

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