What to know
The Arkansas Travelers enjoy one of the longest running histories of any minor league franchise. The "Travelers" nickname is one of the oldest in professional sports. The name "Arkansas Travelers" is derived from the famous minstrel known as the Arkansas Traveler, who roamed the Ozark Mountains selling his wares and singing songs. The team was originally known as the Little Rock Travelers, and was renamed for the entire state in 1957 becoming the first professional sports franchise named for a state. The Travelers have been the Class AA affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim since 2001. During that time, the Travs own two Texas League championships (2001, 2008) and five Texas League Division Championships.