There is some discrepancy as to when Crockett Park got its start in professional baseball. The Hornets had been playing in the Piedmont League at Hayman Park when this ballpark was completed in 1940. The Hornets didn't play here during the season of its completion, and at the very least didn't start their history here until 1941. Some books however have the team still playing in Hayman Park, until the war ended in 1946. We tend to think it was probably a little of both. The Hornets probably began playing here in 1941 while still maintaining Hayman Park as its main base until they moved here permanently after WWII.