The Delmarva Shorebirds are the Class-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. One of the more notable facts about the team is that "Delmarva" is not a city where the team plays, but rather it is a combination of the general area that the Shorebirds consider home, which is made up of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. The Shorebirds became an affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles just before the 1997 season and immediately won their first South Atlantic League Championship. After a lengthy run with no championships, it wouldn't take long for the Shorebirds to capture their second, as the 2000 season would see Delmarva go 74-62 and capture their second league title in four seasons. The 2000 season would be the team's last significantly successful campaign until the 2019 season. In 2019, the Delmarva Shorebirds put up an impressive 90-48 record and were named the Minor League Baseball Team of the Year by MiLB.com. The 2019 Shorebirds put up the highest winning percentage of any team in Minor League Baseball and will look to build off of that in 2020. Pick up your tickets to see the Delmarva Shorebirds play ball at StubHub.
Who are the Delmarva Shorebirds' rivals?
The Delmarva Shorebirds have two primary rivals. One of those rivals, the Lakewood BlueClaws face off with the Shorebirds every season in the Shore Series Rivalry. Both the BlueClaws and the Shorebirds are members of the North Division. The Greenville Drive of the Southern Division are the other primary rival for Delmarva. While divisional alignment doesn't play a role in this rivalry, the Drive and the Shorebirds are the only two teams in the state of Maryland so they compete each season for the Governor's Cup.
Where do the Delmarva Shorebirds play their home games?
Opened in 1996, Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, Md., is the home of the Delmarva Shorebirds. The stadium, which is designed similarly to the Orioles' other affiliates' stadiums in Bowie and Frederick, has a seating capacity of 5200. Arthur W. Perdue Stadium has something on hand for the lifelong baseball fan and for families looking for a fun day at the ballpark. Baseball historians will enjoy the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame which is located at the stadium while children will be interested in the kids' play area with its bounce house, carousel and face painting stands.
Are there any notable players that played for the Delmarva Shorebirds before moving on to Major League Baseball?
Some of the top names that play for the Baltimore Orioles spent time with the Shorebirds before they made it to Camden Yards. Dylan Bundy, Chance Sisco and Austin Hays are all former Delmarva stars, as is Manny Machado who is now part of the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2019, John Means was the only Baltimore Orioles player to make the MLB All-Star Game. Means started 23 games for the Shorebirds before being moving up to the Orioles.
Who is the Delmarva Shorebirds manager for the 2020 season?
Dave Anderson has been named the manager for the 2020 Delmarva Shorebirds. Anderson, who will be Delmarva's fourth manager over the last four years, spent the 2019 season as the Minor League Infield Coordinator for the Baltimore Orioles organization. 2020 will be Coach Anderson's 27th as a coach, coordinator or manager and his seventh working with the Orioles. Prior to working for the Orioles, Anderson was the third base coach for the Texas Rangers. Before getting into coaching, Anderson enjoyed a 10-year playing career with the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Anderson, a first-round draft pick in the 1981 MLB draft, played both third base and short stop over the course of his career.
Where can I buy Delmarva Shorebirds tickets?
You can get your tickets to all of the Delmarva Shorebirds’ home and away game at the world's largest online ticket marketplace, StubHub.Back to Top
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