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The Delmarva Shorebirds are a Minor League Baseball team based in Salisbury, Maryland. They are members of the Single-A South Atlantic League and affiliates of the Baltimore Orioles. The Shorebirds play at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva Shorebirds
Founded in 1996
Salisbury, Maryland
DelmarvaShorebirdsLogo.PNGDelmarvaShorebirdsCapLogo.PNG
Team logoCap insignia
Class-level
CurrentSingle-A
Minor league affiliations
LeagueSouth Atlantic League
DivisionNorthern Division
Major league affiliations
CurrentBaltimore Orioles (1993–94, 1997–present)
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles (2)
  • 1997
  • 2000
Team data
NicknameDelmarva Shorebirds
Previous names
  • Albany Polecats (1992–1995)[1]
  • Sumter Flyers (1991)
  • Salisbury A's (1951)
  • Salisbury Reds (1952)
  • Salisbury Cardinals (1940–1941, 1946–1949)
  • Salisbury Senators (1939)
  • Salisbury Indians (1922–1928, 1937–1938)
ColorsBlack, orange, white               
BallparkArthur W. Perdue Stadium (1996–present)
Previous parks
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
7th Inning Stretch LP
ManagerKyle Moore
General ManagerChris Bitters

The name "Shorebirds" refers to the marine waterfowl of the Delmarva Peninsula. The team name was chosen by 7-year-old Katie Duffy of Newark, Delaware. The team's geographic appellation is a portmanteau of the states that govern counties on the peninsula: Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia (abbreviated VA). The Shorebirds have won two South Atlantic League championships, in 1997 and 2000. Also in 1997, the Shorebirds received Baseball America’s Bob Freitas Award for Class A baseball. In July 2018, Baltimore Orioles extended their contract with the Delmarva Shorebirds.[2]

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All-Star gameEdit

The Shorebirds hosted the 2011 South Atlantic League "Strike Out Hunger" All-Star Game on June 21, 2011.[3] The Shorebirds partnered with Perdue Farms, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and Delmarva's three food banks: Eastern Shore Branch of the Maryland Food Bank, the Food Bank of Delaware, and the Eastern Shore Branch of the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia; to help "Strike Out Hunger".[4] Perdue and the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore donated $20 to the food banks for each strike out by a Shorebirds pitcher during the Shorebirds 2011 season.[5]

RadioEdit

The Shorebirds can be found on Fox Sports 960 AM, the Shorebirds' Flagship Station since 2005. Will DeBoer has been the radio voice of the Shorebirds since 2017.[6] Former announcers include Randy Scott, Bret Lasky and Brendan Gulick.

Current rosterEdit

Delmarva Shorebirds roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 47 Felix Bautista
  • 30 Matt De La Rosa
  • -- Juan Echevarria  
  • 21 Gray Fenter
  • 35 Hector Guance
  • -- Cody Hacker  
  • 32 Matthew Hammonds
  • 17 Reed Hayes
  • 29 Tyler Joyner
  • -- Jimmy Murphy  
  • 37 Jhon Peluffo
  • 39 Ofelky Peralta
  • 36 Grayson Rodriguez
  • 19 Drew Rom
  • 26 Nick Vespi
  • 16 Ryan Wilson

Catchers

  • 12 Ben Breazeale
  • 11 Wagner Ramirez  
  • 14 Cody Roberts

Infielders

  • 34 Seamus Curran
  •  1 JC Encarnacion
  •  3 Cadyn Grenier
  • 10 Adam Hall
  • -- John Ham  
  •  4 Ryne Ogren
  •  7 Alexis Torres

Outfielders

  • 20 Nick Horvath
  • 25 Edison Lantigua
  • 31 Robert Neustrom
  • 27 Doran Turchin


Manager

  •  2 Kyle Moore

Coaches


  7-day injured list
* On Baltimore Orioles 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated June 24, 2019
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB • South Atlantic League
Baltimore Orioles minor league players

Notable alumniEdit

 
Team Mascot "Sherman the Shorebird"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Baker, Kent (September 21, 1995). "South Atlantic League will have Delmarva Shorebirds next season; Kirk group buying team, will move it to Salisbury". The Baltimore Sun.
  2. ^ "Baltimore Orioles extend contract with Delmarva Shorebirds". Delmarva Daily Times. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  3. ^ "2011 All-Star Game". Delmarva Shorebirds. MiLB. October 13, 2010. Archived from the original on April 11, 2011.
  4. ^ "Plans Announced to "Strike Out Hunger"". Delmarva Shorebirds. MiLB. February 2, 2011. Archived from the original on November 11, 2012.
  5. ^ "Perdue, CFES to Donate $20 Per Strike Out". Delmarva Shorebirds. MiLB. April 13, 2011. Archived from the original on October 17, 2012.
  6. ^ Northam, Mitchell (October 21, 2016). "Shorebirds hire new radio voice, front office staff". Delmarva Daily Times. Retrieved November 8, 2018.

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