|League||American Association (South Division)|
|Location||Grand Prairie, Texas|
|Division championships||2008, 2011, 2013|
|Colors||Black, red, white, silver
|Ownership||Southern Independent Baseball|
|General Manager||John Bilbow|
The Texas AirHogs are a professional baseball team based in Grand Prairie, Texas, in the United States. The AirHogs are a member of the South Division of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. Beginning in the 2008 season as the Grand Prairie AirHogs, the team plays their home games at AirHogs Stadium.
The name "AirHogs"' is a slang term used by U.S. military pilots, and refers to the city's aviation industry (Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is headquartered in Grand Prairie, and Vought Corporation has a major plant just next to the city, though the plant is technically in Dallas).
For the 2016 season, the AirHogs merged with the Amarillo Thunderheads, taking their current name and splitting games between both home ballparks. For the 2017 season, the team will be based solely in Grand Prairie again.
On October 22, 2007, the AirHogs named former Major Leaguer Pete Incaviglia as their first manager.
The AirHogs played their first game in franchise history on May 8 against the St. Paul Saints, losing the contest 10-3. The first home game ever played by the AirHogs ended on a sour note as they were defeated 4-2 by the Wichita Wingnuts on May 16. On July 25, Scot Drucker's contract was purchased by the Detroit Tigers. He was the first ever Grand Prairie player to be signed by a team affiliated to a Major League club. On July 28, starting pitcher Kieran Mattison's contract was purchased by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was sent to the Dodgers Double-A team, the Jacksonville Suns in the Southern League.
2009 All-Star Game
The AirHogs played host to the 2009 American Association All-Star Game at their home field, the Ballpark in Grand Prairie, on July 21, 2009.
The AirHogs won their first American Association championship by winning a decisive game 5 in the championship series.
On November 19, 2015, American Association commissioner Miles Wolff announced that there would no longer be interleague play between the AA and the Can-Am League (for which he is also commissioner) and that for the 2016 season the Amarillo Thunderheads and the AirHogs would operate as a joint team with 25 games in Amarillo and 25 games in Grand Prairie to make a 12 team league. On November 27, 2015 James Frisbie was named the team's manager. Following the season the team announced that they would not be returning to Amarillo, and would play all games in Grand Prairie for 2017.
|2008||56–40||.622||2nd||Lost in Finals to Sioux Falls Canaries|
|2009||48–48||.500||T-3rd||Did not qualify|
|2010||43–52||.453||3rd||Did not qualify|
|2011||64–36||.640||1st||Won Championship Series over St. Paul Saints|
|2012||53–47||.640||2nd||Did not qualify|
|2013||54–46||.540||1st||Lost 1st Round to Wichita Wingnuts|
|2014||40–60||.400||3rd||Did not qualify|
|2015||29–71||.290||5th||Did not qualify|
|2016||34–65||.343||4th||Did not qualify|
Texas AirHogs roster
|Active (22-man) roster||Coaches/Other|
- AirHogs takes root as Grand Prairie baseball team's name Archived 23 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
- Lahnert, Lance; Winslow, Donald R. (October 13, 2016). "Going, going, gone: Amarillo loses its minor league team". Amarillo Globe-News.