Delmarva Shorebirds Article

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Delmarva Shorebirds
Founded in 1996
Salisbury, Maryland
DelmarvaShorebirdsLogo.PNG DelmarvaShorebirdsCapLogo.PNG
Team logoCap insignia
Class-level
CurrentSingle-A
Minor league affiliations
League South Atlantic League
DivisionNorthern Division
Major league affiliations
Current Baltimore 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               
Ballpark Arthur W. Perdue Stadium (1996–present)
Previous parks
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
7th Inning Stretch LP
ManagerBuck Britton
General ManagerChris Bitters

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.

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]

All-Star game

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]

Radio

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 roster

Delmarva Shorebirds roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 32 Diogenes Almengo
  • 30 Cameron Bishop
  • 45 Brandon Bonilla
  • 25 Scott Burke
  • 18 Nick Gruener
  • 21 DL Hall
  • 27 Brenan Hanifee
  • 47 Reed Hayes
  • 29 Max Knutson
  • 36 Cameron Ming
  • 38 Timothy Naughton
  • 48 Jhon Peluffo
  • 20 Luis Perez
  • 26 Nick Vespi
  • 37 Ryan Wilson

Catchers

  • 39 Ben Breazeale
  • 16 Jean Carrillo
  • 11 Wagner Ramirez
  •  2 Chris Shaw

Infielders

  •  4 Branden Becker
  • 19 Trevor Craport
  • 34 Seamus Curran
  • 15 Jean Carlos Encarnacion
  • -- Clay Fisher
  •  3 Cadyn Grenier
  •  1 Mason McCoy
  • -- Zachary McLeod
  •  7 Kirvin Moesquit
  • 35 Ryan Ripken

Outfielders

  •  3 Frank Crinella
  • 10 Zach Jarrett
  • 31 Will Robertson


Manager

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Baltimore Orioles 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated November 6, 2018
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB •  South Atlantic League
Baltimore Orioles minor league players

Notable alumni

Team Mascot "Sherman the Shorebird"

References

  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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