Founded in 1945, the Humboldt Crabs are the oldest, continuously-operated, collegiate, independent, wood-bat, summer baseball team in the country. 2021 will mark the 77th consecutive year of Crabs baseball. The team is currently based in Arcata, California.
The Crabs’ roster is made up of NCAA eligible collegiate players mostly from the West Coast.
(Note: The Crabs are NOT a semi-pro team or affiliated with any farm, minor league or major league teams. Nor are the Crabs affiliated with any baseball leagues. The Crabs are independent.)
The Crabs mission is four-fold:
To promote family entertainment by providing high-quality summer collegiate baseball games to the public at a reasonable price;
To provide talented collegiate-level baseball players with a positive summer baseball experience;
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;
To preserve and build the tradition of Humboldt Crabs Baseball.