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The Hickory Crawdads

The Hickory Crawdads, affectionately known as 'the 'Dads', have been one of the most enduring franchises in the world of Minor League Baseball. Established in 1993, the Crawdads have been a major part of the fabric of Hickory, North Carolina for three decades, consistently providing the community with thrilling baseball and cultivating a loyal fan base.

The Crawdads' home ground, the L.P. Frans Stadium, is a gem in the realm of MILB parks. Opened along with the franchise in 1993, the stadium boasts a seating capacity of around 5,000. Known for its stunning backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains and an atmosphere that blends the charms of traditional baseball with the energy of modern sports, it is a must-visit for every baseball enthusiast.

The Crawdads have had a colorful playoff history. They've won the South Atlantic League Championship three times, in 2002, 2004, and 2015. The 2004 victory was particularly memorable, as the 'Dads stormed through the playoffs with a record of 7-1, demonstrating the kind of high-quality baseball they're capable of producing.

As with any sports franchise, the Crawdads have their share of rivalries. The Asheville Tourists are perhaps their most long-standing adversaries, the competition between the two North Carolina teams making for some of the most exciting and intense matches in the league.

Interestingly, the Crawdads have retained their original name since inception. The name, which reflects a local species of crayfish, is a nod to the area's rich wildlife and the team's deep ties to the local community. This connection is also embodied in their mascot, Conrad the Crawdad, who has been entertaining fans with his on-field antics since the team's early days.

Throughout the years, the Crawdads have been a launching pad for numerous Major League players. They've been a Class-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Chicago White Sox, and since 2009, the Texas Rangers. This relationship has led to the development of stars like Magglio Ordonez and Andrew McCutchen, further cementing the Crawdads' reputation as a stepping stone to the big leagues.

In conclusion, the Hickory Crawdads have a rich history, a fantastic stadium, and a passionate fan base. As they continue to play the sport they love, they also continue to make their mark on the world of baseball, contributing to the sport in countless ways.

Event Dates and Pricing Information

Venue Date Price Tickets Available
L.P. Frans Stadium Apr 13, 2024 From $9 119
L.P. Frans Stadium Apr 14, 2024 From $8 381
First National Bank Field Apr 16, 2024 From $17 130
First National Bank Field Apr 17, 2024 From $17 96
First National Bank Field Apr 18, 2024 From $19 156
First National Bank Field Apr 19, 2024 From $20 133
First National Bank Field Apr 20, 2024 From $20 149
First National Bank Field Apr 21, 2024 From $20 128
L.P. Frans Stadium Apr 23, 2024 From $8 393
L.P. Frans Stadium Apr 24, 2024 From $8 391