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Delmarva Shorebirds Announce 2021 Coaching Staff

Manager Dave Anderson will lead the Shorebirds in his second season at the helm
March 3, 2021

SALISBURY, MD. -- Today, the Delmarva Shorebirds, in conjunction with the Baltimore Orioles, announced the 2021 field staff that will lead the Shorebirds in the 2021 season. Leading Delmarva for the 2021 campaign is Manager Dave Anderson entering his second season as the Shorebirds skipper joined by Robbie Aviles, Patrick

Delmarva Shorebirds Announce 2021 Schedule

Shorebirds will play a 120-game schedule, 60 home games, as a member of the Low-A East League
February 18, 2021

SALISBURY, MD. -- Today, the Delmarva Shorebirds announced the 2021 schedule featuring 60 home games at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium with Opening Night slated for Tuesday, May 4. Recently, the Shorebirds accepted the Baltimore Orioles invitation to remain their Low-A affiliate and will play in the North Division of the

MLB Announces Minor League Baseball Teams

February 12, 2021

Major League Baseball today announced that all 120 Minor League Clubs offered an invitation to become Professional Development League (“PDL”) license holders have officially agreed to accept. These teams, selected as partners by Major League Clubs and being announced in full today, will provide both facilities and communities that are

New Year. New Hopes. Same Commitment to our Community.

January 19, 2021

Salisbury, Md. – 2020 was an unprecedented year where a global pandemic halted the Delmarva Shorebirds 2020 silver anniversary season before the first pitch was even thrown. The pandemic caused heartache, loss, grief, frustration, but it also caused us to take a step back and appreciate everything that we have

The Early Origins of Baseball Fans on the Eastern Shore: Part 1

December 22, 2020

Throughout the 1920s to the 1940s, the Eastern Shore League provided local residents their first taste of professional baseball. The closest Major League Baseball teams were in Philadelphia, the Phillies and Athletics, allowing the Eastern Shore to take advantage of a golden opportunity to watch professional baseball right in their

Delmarva Shorebirds Receive Invite from the Baltimore Orioles to Remain Class-A Affiliate 

December 9, 2020

On December 9, 2020, the Delmarva Shorebirds received an invitation from the Baltimore Orioles to remain their Class-A affiliate. For more than two decades, the Shorebirds, Wicomico County, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland has been home to the Orioles youngest stars like Trey Mancini, John Means, Adley Rutschman, and

Baseball’s beginnings on the Eastern Shore

December 17, 2020

The game of baseball has been with us for more than 150 years. For those on the Eastern Shore, we take in the sights of the Delmarva Shorebirds game and watch the future of baseball every summer. However, many do not know about its impact in the past, shaping the

Delmarva Shorebirds 2020 Season Shelved

June 30, 2020

SALISBURY, Md. -- On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, Major League Baseball (MLB) informed Minor League Baseball (MiLB) that it will not be providing its affiliated MiLB teams with players for the 2020 season. As a result, there will not be a MiLB season which includes the Delmarva Shorebirds, who were

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

Federal Park: Easton Maryland’s hidden diamond 

November 18, 2020

Take a stroll around Easton, Maryland and you will find historical landmarks like the Avalon Theatre, the Courthouse, and other historical sites, but one of Easton's most historical sites is no longer around. It used to stand proudly along Hammond Street and Federal Street, not too far from the Talbot

Eastern Shore Legend: Arthur Ehlers

Modern Day Baltimore Orioles First GM was owner of the Pocomoke City Red Sox
September 3, 2020

Arthur “Art” Ehlers’ love for the game of baseball was evident in his actions. He was active in the sport as both a player and in the front office as he served management positions at both Major and Minor League levels. Ehlers was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1897. While

Eastern Shore Legend: Homer "Doc" Smoot

First Eastern Shore Native to play in the MLB in the 20th Century
August 12, 2020

Homer Smoot’s time in the MLB can not compare to other legendary players to come from the Eastern Shore like Home Run Baker and Jimmie “Double XX” Foxx who each are Hall of Famers, but Smoot still turned in an impressive baseball career all starting here on Delmarva. In fact,

Eastern Shore Legend: Bill Nicholson

Chestertown native led the NL in HR and RBI twice
July 22, 2020

Bill Nicholson was the North Side’s favorite player during the early 1940s. His power and defense helped him be in multiple MVP conversations, made pitchers fear him, and earn respect from teammates and opponents alike. In his 16-year career, he made it to two World Series, earned five All-Star appearances,

The 1937 Salisbury Indians: Historic Baseball Team considered top ten minor league teams ever assembled

July 8, 2020

In 1928, attendance in the ESHL was dropping, and the Great Depression was slowly seeping to the Eastern Shore. ESHL President Harry Rew wrote a letter to the league treasurer to cease funding for the League. It would be almost a decade before professional baseball returned to the Shore, but

Shorebirds Drive-In Fireworks Spectacular Scheduled for Sep. 18

Shorebirds to host Drive-In Fireworks Show Presented by Valvoline Instant Oil Change & Hudson Behavioral Health
August 31, 2020

SALISBURY, Md. -- The Delmarva Shorebirds are excited to announce that we will be hosting our 2nd Drive-In Fireworks Spectacular on Friday, September 18 presented by Valvoline Instant Oil Change & Hudson Behavioral Health. The Fireworks will take place at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium where cars will be parked socially

Shorebirds to host Salisbury Drive-Thru Flu Clinic Friday, October 9 at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium

September 24, 2020

TidalHealth’s Salisbury Drive-Thru Flu Clinic is returning for its 26th season on Friday, October 9, 2020 at Arthur W. Perdue (Shorebirds) Stadium at the intersection of Route 50 and Hobbs Road from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Seasonal quadrivalent flu vaccinations will be administered to individuals 13 years of age

Shorebirds Movie Night Set for September 4

Shorebirds to screen Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Presented by Valvoline Instant Oil Change
August 20, 2020

SALISBURY, Md. -- The Delmarva Shorebirds are excited to host Shorebirds Movie Night featuring the film of Sonic the Hedgehog on September 4 presented by Valvoline Instant Oil Change. Fans will be allowed to watch the movie on the field that will be aired on our high-definition videoboard for $10

Shorebirds Baseball Camp Set for August 25 - 27

The camp will run for 3 days from 9 AM to 12 PM and is for ages 5 - 12
August 10, 2020

The Delmarva Shorebirds are excited to announce that we will be hosting a 3-day Shorebirds Baseball Camp from August 25 - 27 with each day running from 9 AM to 12 PM. The camp is limited to the first 50 people ages 5 - 12 and will be led under

Eastern Shore Legend: John Thomas Kibler

Chestertown native coached sports for more than a half century
August 6, 2020

Throughout the Eastern Shore, John Thomas Kibler was well known for his involvement in sports. In his early days, he was a baseball player and a basketball coach. As he got older, he focused his time coaching future players and passing down his wisdom in the world of sports. The

Shorebirds Movie Night Postponed to September 4

Tonight Movie Night has been Postponed until September 4 at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium
August 14, 2020

SALISBURY, Md. -- The Delmarva Shorebirds Movie Night presented by Valvoline Instant Oil Change has been postponed due to inclement weather and field conditions. All fans that have purchased tickets for the event tonight, August 14, will be able to use their tickets for the rain date of September 4

A Note from Shorebirds GM Chris Bitters

June 18, 2020

Shorebirds Fans, We hope you continue to be well during this difficult time. Our entire crew misses seeing each of you nightly at the stadium and the social interactions and lifelong memories that the stadium creates. As I write this note on June 18th, it is disappointing to think that

Delmarva Shorebirds Drive-In Fireworks Set for July 24

Shorebirds Drive-In Fireworks are on July 24th at 9 PM presented by Pohanka of Salisbury
July 10, 2020

SALISBURY, Md. -- The Delmarva Shorebirds are excited to announce their inaugural Drive-In Fireworks Spectacular presented by Pohanka of Salisbury. The event is set to take place on July 24th with fireworks planned to begin at approximately 9 PM at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. Admission costs $10 per vehicle and