2003 Hickory Crawdads Roster

South Atlantic League (SAL) - Class: A
Team Record: 82-54
Finished 1st in the SAL's Southern Division
Manager: Tony Beasley (82-54)
Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates
Location: Hickory, North Carolina
Ballpark: L.P. Frans Stadium
Attendance: 176,366, Avg. 2,713 in 65 home dates
2003 Hickory Crawdads Statistics

Playoffs - Rome Braves 2 games, Hickory Crawdads 1

The Hickory Crawdads of the South Atlantic League ended the 2003 season with a record of 82 wins and 54 losses, finishing first in the league's Southern Division.

The Crawdads scored 622 runs and allowed 532 runs. Brad Eldred led Hickory with 28 home runs, and Chris Bass walloped 20 or more, too. Brad Eldred drove in 80 runs. Rajai Davis paced all qualifying hitters on the roster by hitting .305. Jonathan Albaladejo topped the squad with 12 wins and a team-best 3.11 ERA, best among regularly-used pitchers.

Henry Owens, Juan Carlos Oviedo, Shane Youman, Jonathan Albaladejo, Bryan Bullington, Zach Duke, Brad Eldred and Rajai Davis were all players from the 2003 Hickory Crawdads who played in the Majors during their careers.

Tony Beasley served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Jonathan AlbaladejoRROctober 30, 19826'5"270San Juan, PR
Avelino AsprillaRRJanuary 1, 19815'11"190Calidonia, PA
Chris BassRROctober 18, 19816'2"180Shelbyville, IN US
Russ BayerLLDecember 19, 19796'4"200Hinsdale, IL US
David BeighRRFebruary 2, 19816'5"240West Lafayette, IN US
Jon BerryRRNovember 17, 19776'1"190Orangeburg, SC US
Anthony BocchinoLLMay 15, 19805'10"193Brooklyn, NY US
Bryan BullingtonRRSeptember 30, 19806'4"210Indianapolis, IN US
Blas CedenoRRNovember 15, 19726'0"165, Carabobo VE
Travis ChapmanRRSeptember 6, 19806'1"215Bakersfield, CA US
Mike CollumRRJuly 16, 19816'3"185Fort Lauderdale, FL US
Jorge CortesLLOctober 17, 19806'0"180Barranquilla, Atlantico CO
Marcus DavilaRRAugust 14, 19816'1"200Key West, FL US
Rajai DavisRROctober 19, 19805'10"195Norwich, CT US
Miguel De La CruzRROctober 18, 19796'2"180Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Carlos De Los SantosRRApril 11, 19786'0"180Azua, Azua DO
Zach DukeLLApril 19, 19836'2"210Clifton, TX US
Brad EldredRRJuly 12, 19806'6"270Fort Lauderdale, FL US
Nick GravelleLLFebruary 14, 19806'4"190Longview, WA US
Julio GuerreroRRJanuary 4, 19816'4"200San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris DO
Alex HartRRJanuary 10, 19806'6"220Chambersburg, PA US
Jose HernandezRRNovember 3, 19806'1"214Valencia, Carabobo VE
Josh HudnallRRFebruary 22, 19806'3"180Monroe, LA US
Blair JohnsonRRMarch 25, 19846'4"220Topeka, KS US
Mike KeirsteadRRJanuary 26, 19816'3"210St. John, NB CA
Bobby KingsburyLLAugust 30, 19806'1"184Cleveland, OH US
Taber LeeSROctober 18, 19806'1"185Glendale, CA US
Alexander LissirRRDecember 29, 19826'0"207Tucacas, Falcon VE
Chaz LytleLLOctober 27, 19806'1"190Orlando, FL US
Matt MeathSROctober 6, 19796'0"175Chicago, IL US
Victor MercedesSRApril 15, 19795'11"190La Romana, La Romana DO
Ryan NewmanRRFebruary 25, 19795'11"170Hayward, CA US
Denny NinoRRJune 4, 19836'1"211Caracas, Distrito Federal VE
Patrick O'BrienRRNovember 20, 19806'5"220Olympia Fields, IL US
Juan Carlos OviedoRRMarch 15, 19826'2"195Bonao, Monsenor Nouel DO
Henry OwensRRApril 23, 19796'3"230Miami, FL US
Rudy PenaRRMarch 7, 19796'0"215Monte Cristi, Monte Cristi DO
Milver ReyesRRSeptember 3, 19825'11"200San Felipe, Yaracuy VE
Juan RodriguezRRJune 10, 19816'1"190Monte Cristi, Monte Cristi DO
Kurt ShaferRRDecember 4, 19816'4"195Tampa, FL US
Josh ShortslefRLFebruary 1, 19826'4"250Oswego, NY US
Greg WithelderRLMay 11, 19796'3"200Bryn Mawr, PA US
Shane YoumanLLOctober 11, 19796'4"220New Iberia, LA US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.




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