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Crusty CrabFounded in 1945, the Humboldt Crabs are the oldest continuously-operated summer collegiate, wood-bat, baseball team in the country. 2018 will mark the 74th consecutive year of Crabs baseball. The team based in Arcata, California, approximately 250 miles north of San Francisco, and play their home games at the Arcata ballpark. The Crabs rent the park from the City of Arcata. Please contact the Rec & Parks department for more info., on the facility (Rec@CityofArcata.org)

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The Crabs' roster is mostly made up of collegiate players from up and down the West Coast.

The Humboldt Crabs are a non-profit, community-oriented organization.

Its mission is four-fold:

  1. To promote family entertainment by providing high-quality summer collegiate baseball games to the public at a reasonable price;
  2. To provide talented collegiate-level baseball players with a positive summer baseball experience;
  3. To support youth sports programs (with an emphasis on baseball or softball) in the Humboldt County area with contributions of funding and/or equipment as funds permit in addition to annual baseball skills camps and clinics operated by Humboldt Crabs players and coaches;
  4. To preserve and build the tradition of Humboldt Crabs Baseball.

Humboldt Crabs Baseball, Inc is a 501(c)(4) community-owned organization. A volunteer board of directors rely on the support of community members & sponsors to keep the Humboldt Crabs Baseball operation functioning.

Board of Directors Will Speak at Your Club Meeting
As a non-profit organization, the Crabs rely on a dedicated group of volunteer Directors for day-to-day operations. The Board of Directors ranges in size from 12 to 15 individuals and we can always use more. Each board member is responsible for handling many behind-the-scenes tasks that make Humboldt Crabs Baseball possible.

The current Board of Directors was established in 1995 when the team was on the verge of collapse, and a group of local baseball lovers rallied together to save the organization. In the past 20 years it has turned the team around to the point where it has set attendance records in three straight seasons, pulling in an average of more than 32,000 fans in the months of June-Aug. The current board president is Bill Ruff, you can email him at arcatacrab@gmail.com.

Members of the Crabs BOD are available to speak at your Rotary, Chamber, Kwanis, or Club lunch or meeting. Email Crabs board member Carl Pellatz pellatz@sbcglobal.net for more information.

If you'd like to support the Crabs in some way or reach out to the Board of Directors, please visit our Support the Crabs page.

Ball Park Info / Lost & Found / Little Leagues
Lost and Found items will be kept at the souvenir stand inside the ballpark. Contact the Crabs Ball Park manager Charlene Pellatz at  (707) 499-7774 regarding the ball park operations. For Little League fundraisers, please contact Little League volunteer coordinator Robert Jimenez at (707) 496-9487.

Donations / Fundraiser Dinners / Silent Auctions
Please submit a written letter about your fundraiser and/or your non-profit organization with a return address and contact information to the Humboldt Crabs, P.O. Box 4422, Arcata, CA 95518, attn Donations. Submit donation request letter 3 to 4 weeks in advance of your event or fundraiser. Our primary focus is to support youth sports programs (with an emphasis on baseball or softball). All donation requests will be considered, but not all will be fullfilled.

General Media Inquiries / Crabs Alumni Contact
If you need general media assistance, call our voice mail at (707) 840-5665 and leave a detailed message or email us at humboldtcrabs@gmail.com

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