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Delmarva Shorebirds

Delmarva Shorebirds
Founded in 1991
Salisbury, Maryland
Team logoCap insignia
Current Single-A
Minor league affiliations
League South Atlantic League
Division Northern Division
Major league affiliations
Current Baltimore Orioles (1993–94, 1997–present)
Previous Montreal Expos (1991–92, 1995–1996)
Minor league titles
League titles 1997, 2000
Team data
Nickname Delmarva Shorebirds
Previous names

Black, orange, white

Ballpark Arthur W. Perdue Stadium
Previous parks
7th Inning Stretch LP
Manager Ryan Minor
General manager Chris Bitters

The Delmarva Shorebirds are a minor league baseball team based in Salisbury, Maryland. They are one of three Single-A affiliates of the Baltimore Orioles (the others being the Aberdeen IronBirds and Frederick Keys) and a member of the South Atlantic League. 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 derived from 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.

All-Star game

The Shorebirds hosted the 2011 South Atlantic League "Strike Out Hunger" All-Star Game on June 21, 2011.[2] 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".[3] 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.[4]


The Shorebirds can be found on Sportstalk 960 AM, the Shorebirds Flagship Station since 2005. Announcers are Randy Scott and Bret Lasky.

Current roster

Delmarva Shorebirds roster
Players Coaches/Other


  • -- Derrick Bleeker 10px
  • 18 Mike Burke
  • -- Tanner Chleborad 10px
  • 10 Garrett Cortright
  • 37 Stefan Crichton
  • 15 Nick Cunningham
  • 25 Brian Gonzalez
  • 29 Matthew Grimes
  •  6 Donnie Hart
  • 35 Lucas Long
  • 45 Zeke McGranahan 10px
  • 26 John Means
  • 30 Nigel Nootbaar
  • 36 Bennett Parry 10px
  • -- David Richardson 10px
  • 23 Max Schuh
  • -- Janser Severino 10px
  •  7 Matt Trowbridge
  • 40 Sebastian Vader 10px
  • 31 Josh Walker


  • 12 Jonah Heim 10px
  •  8 Yermin Mercedes
  •  4 Kyle Moore 10px
  • 32 Alex Murphy 10px
  • 19 Tanner Murphy


  • -- Austin Anderson ‡
  •  9 Cameron Kneeland
  •  2 Ronarsy Ledesma
  • 27 Riley Palmer
  • 46 Derek Peterson
  • 20 Jomar Reyes
  • 33 Guillermo Salas
  • -- Sammie Starr 10px
  • 21 Logan Uxa
  • 17 Stephen Wilkerson 10px


  • 34 Conor Bierfeldt
  •  1 Jay Gonzalez
  • 39 Elier Leyva
  • -- Jamill Moquete 10px



10px 7-day disabled list
* On Baltimore Orioles 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated May 31, 2015
More MiLB rosters
Baltimore Orioles minor league players

Team Mascot "Sherman the Shorebird"


  1. ^ The Baltimore Sun South Atlantic League will have Delmarva Shorebirds next season Kirk group buying team, will move it to Salisbury
  2. ^ Delmarva Shorebirds 2011 All-Star Game
  3. ^ Delmarva Shorebirds Plans Announced to "Strike Out Hunger"
  4. ^ Delmarva Shorebirds Perdue, CFES to Donate $20 Per Strike Out

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