Shorebirds survive Minor League consolidations

SALISBURY — The Delmarva Shorebirds have received an invitation from the Baltimore Orioles to remain their Class-A affiliate. There had been some concern about the team’s future as the Orioles farm system was subjected to a nationwide contraction in which Major League Baseball is taking over control of the minor leagues and creating more geographically […]

Galestown’s Smoot started career on Shore

SALISBURY — 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, it was thanks […]

Delmarva Shorebirds cancel 2020 season

SALISBURY — Major League Baseball has officially informed Minor League Baseball that it will not be providing its affiliated MiLB teams with players for the 2020 season. That means there will not be a minor league season for the Delmarva Shorebirds. The verdict is especially bitter, as the team was set to open their 25th […]

25 years later, Perdue Stadium still glows

SALISBURY — Long before an era when brand-new minor league ballparks became in vogue, the Delmarva Shorebirds built something to last. Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, which first opened its gates in 1996, is currently the fourth-oldest park in the 14-team South Atlantic League. Despite nearly a quarter-century of use, the “Big Chicken Wing” is still […]