HLOC’s Yankees-Crabs Connection & Quiz – Enter To Win!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Jacob Smith as the batboy with Rigel Schmidt as Welsh, and “hitball” with Bill Ryder as the Senators’ coach with members of the team.

Humboldt Light Opera Company presents Damn Yankees – the story of Joe Boyd, an obsessed baseball fan who exchanges his aging body and soul for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory over the New York Yankees. But when Joe decides that the woman he’s always loved is more enticing than either his regained youth or a phenomenal batting average, his race to maneuver around the Devil becomes as challenging as anything pitched on field.

James Gadd plays the youthful re-incarnation of Joe, whose batting may be lit by hellfire, but whose intentions remain as homemade as apple pie. Carol Escobar plays Joe’s loyal wife; Lela Annotto-Pemberton his attempting seductress; and Brad Curtis is the devil himself. Robert Keiber plays the mature Joe; Melissa Trauth an investigating reporter; and Bill Ryder is the team’s coach.

Admission is $15 general, $13 for students/seniors/kids. Tickets are on sale now at Holly Yashi in Arcata, Parasol Arts in Old Town, Fortuna Music Mart in Fortuna, and online at hloc.org. Damn Yankees runs three weekends, April 13-28 at the College of the Redwoods Forum Theater – with evening shows at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Baseball fans take note: audience members are entered to win a season pass to the Crabs! E-mail answers to ticketing@hloc.org by Thursday, April 26 at 5 p.m. for closing weekend


(Circle correct answer)

What is the name of the individual who founded the Crabs team?

Reco Pastori

Ned Barsuglia

Lou Bonomini

In what year did the Crabs play their first games?




From where did the name Crabs come from?

The City of Arcata

The original sponsor

A community contest

Under what class of baseball does the Crabs team fall?

Semi Professional Baseball

Summer Collegiate Baseball

Pay-to-Play Summer Baseball

How much are the Crabs players paid per season?


$2,000 to $3,000, depending on years of experience

$5,000 to $7,000, depending on years of experience

Who owns the Crabs?

The City of Arcata

The Board of Directors

The Community

What is the distance between bases at the Arcata Ball Park?

100 feet

88 feet

90 feet

What is the distance between the Pitcher’s Mound and Home Plate at the Arcata Ball Park?

60 feet, 6 inches

66 feet, 0 inches

63 feet, 9 inches

What is the distance to the deepest part of the Arcata Ball Park?

324 feet

388 feet

394 feet

Who was the most recent Crabs player to be named Most Valuable Player three years in a row?

Brian Blauser

Jeff Giacomini

Adam Carr

Name two former Crabs players who are now signed for a major league team.

Vinnie Pestano

Leo Rosales

Brett Pill

What is the name of the Crabs mascot?




Sometimes heard on Crabs radio broadcasts, what do the letters “F.O.C.” stand for?

Fly out to Center field

Full of Crustaceans

Foul out to Catcher

Who was the Crabs General Manager for over 30 years?

Lou Bonomini

Tom Giacomini

Ned Barsuglia

Approximately how many baseballs are used in one season?




What is the record for attendance in one season?




What is the record attendance for a single game?




When did the Crabs become a not-for-profit organization?




In what year was the World Famous Crab Grass Band founded?




What was the Crabs record (W-L) in the 2011 season?