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Shorebirds to Screen Sonic the Hedgehog Movie on August 14

Shorebirds Movie on the Lawn set for August 14 at 7:30 PM Presented by Valvoline Instant Oil Change
July 30, 2020

SALISBURY, Md. -- The Delmarva Shorebirds are excited to host Shorebirds Movie Night featuring the film of Sonic the Hedgehog on August 14 presented by Valvoline Instant Oil Change. Fans will be allowed to watch the movie that will be aired on our high-definition videoboard on the field at Arthur

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,

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

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

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

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

Eastern Shore Legends: Mickey Vernon

Two-time batting champ was pro rookie in Easton
June 15, 2020

Beloved by his peers and feared by opposing pitchers, Mickey Vernon was one of the American League’s reliable stars during Baseball’s Golden Age. The lefty-hitting first baseman won multiple batting titles, made seven All-Star teams, and set fielding records at his position. Before starting a big-league career that would span

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

Eastern Shore Legends: Red Ruffing

King of Fall Classic played last minor league ball in Dover
June 11, 2020

There have been many players that seemed destined for the Hall of Fame the moment they stepped onto the baseball diamond. There are others, however that started their careers on the wrong foot. Red Ruffing started on arguably the worst foot – figuratively and literally – of any starting pitcher

Eastern Shore Legends: Jimmie Foxx

Sudlersville native second player to hit 500 home runs
June 4, 2020

In 1924, there was a rumor around the Eastern Shore about a power-hitting 16-year-old farm boy. Some said he could hit a baseball almost a mile. One area manager wanted him on his team. Home Run Baker, himself already a legend, traveled to Sudlersville, Maryland, to find the young farmer,

Eastern Shore Legends: Jake Flowers

Cambridge native spent decade in Show, managed Salisbury juggernaut
May 28, 2020

Jake Flowers, a native of Cambridge, Maryland, came into local prominence as a player in the 1920s and stayed in pro baseball for over 30 years. A winner at all levels, he earned two World Series rings as a player and managed a minor league behemoth in Salisbury to two

Eastern Shore Legends: Don Zimmer

Baseball lifer began 65-year odyssey in Cambridge
May 21, 2020

Many people eat, sleep, and breathe their favorite sports, spending their every second learning and enjoying everything it has to offer. When it comes to baseball, Don Zimmer is its best example. He spent 65 years in the baseball world, wearing multiple hats (and helmets) while playing and coaching from

Eastern Shore Legends: Home Run Baker

Hall-of-Fame slugger of old made lifelong home in Trappe
May 14, 2020

While his career totals in the namesake category can be surpassed by modern sluggers in two years, Frank "Home Run" Baker made the most of the game as it was played in the Dead Ball Era, and then some. He became a member of Connie Mack’s vaunted “$100,000 Infield” on

Eastern Shore Legends: Mickey Cochrane

Two-time MVP was catching powerhouse in ’20s, ’30s
May 7, 2020

Mickey Cochrane’s time on the Eastern Shore was not long, but it was instrumental in making him into one of baseball’s all-time greats. The legendary catcher started his professional career in Dover before becoming a two-time American League MVP and three-time World Series champion. Gordon Stanley Cochrane was born in

Delmarva Shorebirds Announce Inaugural Fly Together Virtual 5K

Fly Together Virtual 5K to take place from May 7 - 10 with all the proceeds going to Operation We Care
April 29, 2020

SALISBURY, MD. -- The Delmarva Shorebirds are excited to announce their first-ever Fly Together Virtual 5K with all the proceeds going towards Operation We Care from May 7 - 10. The Shorebirds Virtual 5K is family fun for all and we encourage you to get up and get active while

Eastern Shore Legends: Ducky Detweiler

Wartime big-leaguer played for Federalsburg, Salisbury during 11-year career
April 30, 2020

Robert “Ducky” Detweiler played second base and outfield for the Federalsburg Athletics of the Class-D Eastern Shore Baseball League from 1938-39 and 1947-49. During his time representing Caroline County he batted .292 with 10 home runs. Born in Trumbauersville, a small community within Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Detweiler moved to Federalsburg