More news from the Sally League (South Atlantic League). The Hickory Crawdads are preparing to celebrate their 25h anniversary. This seasons there will be a lot of giveaways and you can win $25,000.
The Crawdads will celebrate their 25th anniversary in Hickory. The team came to Hickory in 1993 when the team was moved from Gastonia NC. Since 1993 the team had three parent clubs. From 1993 through 1998 the Chicago White Sox were the parent club. The White Sox were replaced by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1999. That affiliation lasted through 2008. Since 2009 the Texas Rangers are the parent club of the Crawdads.
The upcoming season will be full of promotions and giveaways. During every home game on the 25th of each month, there will be a special 25th anniversary giveaway.
Tuesday, April 25th: T-shirt giveaway (first 500 fans) -White with 1993 Crawdads script logo
Thursday, May 25th: T-shirt giveaway (first 500 fans) – Black with 2001 ‘Dads script logo
Sunday, June 25th: Card Set Giveaway (first 500 fans) – 25 Greatest Crawdads
Tuesday, July 25th: T-shirt Giveaway (first 500 fans) – Red with 2009 Crawdads arched logo
Friday, August 25th: T-shirt Giveaway (first 1,000 fans) – Blue with 2016 updated H logo
The t-shirt giveaway reflects the evolution of the Crawdads uniforms in those 25 years.
All the t-shirts will have the 25th anniversary logo on the sleeve.
The first t-shirt is an homage to the inaugural 1993 season: white pinstripe jersey with the Crawdads logo bookended with pinchers, emblazoned across the chest. The second t-shirt is a call back to 2001 when the team first introduced the black jerseys embellished with the shortened “Dads” script and single pincher. The third t-shirt pays tribute to the red jersey worn from 2009-2015, featuring the black arched Crawdads script. The final t-shirt mirrors the current blue alternate jersey with the updated H logo on the left chest. Finally, the card set will feature 25 of the greatest Crawdads of all time ranging from ‘Dads Hall of Famers Magglio Ordonez and Jose Bautista to more recent standouts in Joey Gallo and Nomar Mazara.
Next to a ton of promotions, the fans have a chance to win $25,000 during the anniversary games on the 25th of each month when the Crawdads will score five runs in the fifth inning of those games (how big is that chance?). Additionally, a fan will win $25,000 if the Crawdads win 25 games in any one month of the season. Fans can also be entered into a drawing to win $250 by attending all five anniversary games.
The celebration will continue onto the field as the ‘Dads will be donning special 25th anniversary jerseys for the five-game set as well as throughout the season. A replica jersey will be given away on Saturday, April 29th to the first 1,000 fans.