Delmarva Shorebirds

Delmarva Shorebirds
Founded in 1996
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)
Minor league titles
League titles (2)
  • 1997
  • 2000
Team data
Nickname Delmarva Shorebirds
Previous names

Black, orange, white

Ballpark Arthur W. Perdue Stadium (1996–present)
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 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.

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 Fox Sports 960 AM, the Shorebirds Flagship Station since 2005. Former announcers include Randy Scott and Bret Lasky. The current voice of the Shorebirds is Brendan Gulick.

Current roster

Delmarva Shorebirds roster
Players Coaches/Other


  • 39 Cristian Alvarado
  • 33 Patrick Baker
  • 23 Jake Bray
  • 46 Mike Burke
  • 43 Michael Costello
  • 30 Dariel Delgado
  • 31 Jay Flaa
  • 25 Brian Gonzalez
  • 40 Francisco Jimenez
  • 37 Steven Klimek
  • -- Zeke McGranahan
  • 26 Ofelky Peralta
  • 37 Elias Pinales
  • 35 Lex Rutledge
  • 27 Robert Strader
  • 47 Christian Turnipseed


  • -- Alexander de la Cruz
  • 15 Stuart Levy
  • 32 Alex Murphy


  • 14 Austin Anderson
  •  7 Ricardo Andujar
  • -- Jack Graham
  • 21 Steve Laurino
  •  4 Ryan Mountcastle
  • 36 Guillermo Salas
  •  9 Drew Turbin


  • 16 Natanael Delgado
  • 10 Randolph Gassaway
  • 18 Gerrion Grim
  • -- Jamill Moquete
  • 11 Cedric Mullins
  •  2 Ademar Rifaela
  • 34 Jake Ring



  • 38 Blaine Beatty (pitching)
  • 12 Kyle Moore (hitting)
  •  6 Sammie Starr (coach)

7-day disabled list
* On Baltimore Orioles 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated August 30, 2016
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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