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Quarter Century Later, Perdue Stadium Still Glows

April 16, 2020

Long before an era when brand-new minor league ballparks became in vogue, the Delmarva Shorebirds built something to last. Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, which first opened its gates in 1996, is currently the fourth-oldest park in the 14-team South Atlantic League. Despite nearly a quarter-century of use, the “Big Chicken

Silver Anniversary Team: Full 25-Man Roster

April 9, 2020

Time for one last definitive look at our Shorebirds Silver Anniversary Team. Over the past three months we’ve unveiled each position as voted upon by our panel of experts. Now, on what would have been Opening Day for the 25th season, we’ll be playing manager for the day and setting


March 13, 2020

SALISBURY, MD - On March 12, 2020, Minor League Baseball announced the decision to delay the beginning of baseball season in light of the current coronavirus outbreak. This includes the Delmarva Shorebirds, who were set to open up their 25th anniversary season, which has now been delayed until further notice.

Silver Anniversary Team: Scott Rice, Left-Handed Relief Pitcher

'03 All-Star made it to Show after 14 years in minors
April 2, 2020

After 13 weeks, we’ve come to the end of our Shorebirds Silver Anniversary Team unveiling. For this final homage to the best-of-the-best to ever don the orange and black, we turn it over to our left-handed relief pitcher. Balloting for this position resembled that of its right-handed counterpart, with a

Delmarva Shorebirds Announce Partnership with Professional Sports Catering

PSC to take over as Food & Beverage provider at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium
February 28, 2020

SALISBURY, MD - The Delmarva Shorebirds, Class-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, announced today that they have entered into a long-term agreement with Professional Sports Catering, LLC (PSC). PSC will manage all aspects of the food operations at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, including concessions, premium, and all special events held

Shorebirds Announce 2020 Promotions

Sixteen giveaways, 14 fireworks nights highlight jam-packed season
January 24, 2020

SALISBURY, MD - After revealing the rundown at the 19th annual Hot Stove Banquet, the Delmarva Shorebirds are pleased to publicly announce their giveaway schedule for the 2020 season, which begins on Thursday, April 9, against the Asheville Tourists at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.Highlights of the schedule are 16 gate

Silver Anniversary Team: Ryan Kohlmeier, Right-Handed Relief Pitcher

Closer for '97 champs played two seasons with O's
March 26, 2020

The penultimate slot on our Shorebirds Silver Anniversary Team belongs to the franchise’s top right-handed relief pitcher. Balloting for both relief slots mirrored that of both starting pitchers: our esteemed panel whittle down an initial relief pool and eventually voted for one righty bullpen arm. The job of a relief

Silver Anniversary Team: Alex Wells, Left-Handed Starting Pitcher

Aussie won Palmer Award, didn't issue walk for two months
March 19, 2020

It’s time to meet the left-handed starting pitcher on our Shorebirds Silver Anniversary Team. As with the balloting for the right-handed starter, our expert panel initially voted for multiple starters and were later presented a runoff ballot exclusively for lefties. A left-handed ace can be a game-changer, especially in the

Silver Anniversary Team: Grayson Rodriguez, Right-Handed Starting Pitcher

Ace won Top MLB Prospect, helped '19 'Birds win 90 games
March 12, 2020

With the position players set, it’s time to unveil our first of four pitchers on the Shorebirds Silver Anniversary Team. Our esteemed panel initially voted for multiple starters and relievers as separate groups, but the selections were eventually pared down to highlight a starter and reliever of each handedness. Starting

UPDATE: Shorebirds and Crown Easter Fest CANCELLED

March 3, 2020

UPDATE (Mar. 13): In light of the current coronavirus outbreak, the Shorebirds and Crown Sports Center Froggy 99.9 Easter Fest has been CANCELLED and will not be rescheduled. National Anthem tryouts will be held at a later date and time. Please stay tuned to Shorebirds social media and the team

Silver Anniversary Team: Manny Machado, Designated Hitter

Future MLB superstar first caught fire with Delmarva in 2011
March 5, 2020

It’s time to reveal the final batter on our Shorebirds Silver Anniversary Team: the designated hitter. In a way the position is the most democratic in baseball; hitters of any other position can be DH for a night, and ballplayers who are otherwise boxed out of the everyday lineup can

Silver Anniversary Team: Nick Markakis, Right Field

Fourteen-year MLB vet left Shorebirds to play in Olympics
February 27, 2020

We finish off the everyday lineup of our Shorebirds Silver Anniversary Team in right field. More than just a place to stand out and watch the dandelions grow, right field often houses a ballclub's most potent impact bat. Baltimore native Babe Ruth hit the height of his fame in right

New Field Staff to Lead 2020 Shorebirds

Anderson to become 16th manager in franchise history
November 25, 2019

SALISBURY, MD - The Delmarva Shorebirds, in conjunction with the Baltimore Orioles, have announced the field staff for their 2020 silver anniversary team. Leading Delmarva in its 25th season is longtime minor league coach and veteran skipper Dave Anderson, joined by Robbie Aviles, Ryan Fuller, Jeff Kunkel, Matt Packer, and

Elias, Donations Highlight Jam-Packed Hot Stove Banquet

Shorebirds donated $25,000 to new Field 7 ½ Initiative
January 31, 2020

SALISBURY, MD - An appearance from the Orioles' general manager and a donation to a new Wicomico County project became highlights of the 19th annual Shorebirds Hot Stove Banquet, held on Thursday, January 23, at the Wicomico Civic Center in preparation for the silver anniversary season of Delmarva Shorebirds baseball.The

Silver Anniversary Team: Zach Jarrett, Center Field

Son of NASCAR legend notched three walkoffs, charmed community
February 20, 2020

We march along to center field for our Shorebirds Silver Anniversary Team. The de facto captain of the outfield, the center fielder casts a long shadow on the baseball diamond, often casting an even longer one off of it. This position had a lot of star power and required a

Shorebirds Participate in Wreaths Across America

Delmarva donates $3,000 to national service organization
January 8, 2020

SALISBURY, MD - Last month the Delmarva Shorebirds had the chance to participate in one of the crown jewels of the Eastern Shore community service calendar. The Shorebirds participated in the annual Wreaths Across America drive, held locally at Parsons Cemetery in Salisbury on Saturday morning, December 14."Being involved in

Mike Elias Keynotes Shorebirds Hot Stove Banquet

Orioles general manager to take stage January 23 at Wicomico Civic Center
November 8, 2019

SALISBURY, MD - Baltimore Orioles Executive Vice President & General Manager Mike Elias will serve as the featured guest speaker at the Delmarva Shorebirds' 19th annual Hot Stove Banquet, set to be held at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury on Thursday, January 23, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.Elias just

Shorebirds Named 2019 MiLB Team of the Year

Delmarva led minors with franchise-record 90 wins
November 12, 2019

SALISBURY, MD - Delmarva's best baseball summer ever has earned one last cherry on top. On Tuesday afternoon, named the Shorebirds as their Team of the Year for 2019, a first in franchise history.In their 24th season at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, the Shorebirds finished 90-48, the most wins