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The Hickory Crawdads are a Minor League Baseball team based in Hickory, North Carolina. They are a member of the High-A East and the High-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. They play their home games at L. P. Frans Stadium, which opened in 1993 and has roughly 4,000 fixed seats.

Established in 1993 as members of the South Atlantic League (SAL), the Crawdads were affiliated with the Chicago White Sox through 1998. They became a farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1999 and won the South Atlantic League championship in 2002 and 2004. Hickory has been affiliated with the Texas Rangers since 2009. The Crawdads won a third SAL championship in 2015. They moved to the High-A East in 2021.

Through the 2019 season, Hickory has played in 3,743 regular season games and compiled a win–loss record of 1,898–1,845. In 11 postseason appearances, they have won four division titles and three league championships. The team has an overall postseason record of 23–20.

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