Delmarva Shorebirds

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Team History[edit]

The Delmarva Shorebirds, formerly of the South Atlantic League, briefly in Low-A East, and now in the Carolina League, are so named because their home city lies on the Delmarva Peninsula on the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay - which is shared by the states of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. The Baltimore Orioles farmhands play their home games at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, MD.

"Shorebirds" salutes both the Maryland shore and the Orioles. Chicken magnate Frank Perdue was key to getting the stadium built, and the Maryland Baseball Holding Company - which owns the Bowie Baysox and Frederick Keys - gave it a team by buying and moving the Albany Polecats. They won league titles in 1997 and 2000, then changed hands in 2006.

The 'Birds play Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign games as Gallos de Delmarva (Delmarva Roosters).

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
1996 83-59 3rd Doug Sisson Lost League Finals Ed Sardinha Dean Treanor
1997 77-65 5th Tommy Shields League Champs Bobby Rodriguez Larry Jaster
1998 81-61 3rd Dave Machemer Lost in 1st round
1999 58-80 14th Butch Davis Bobby Rodriguez Moe Drabowsky
2000 74-62 3rd Joe Ferguson League Champs Bobby Rodriguez Dave Schuler
2001 61-79 13th Joe Ferguson Bobby Rodriguez Dave Schuler
2002 76-64 4th Joe Ferguson Lost in 1st round Bobby Rodriguez Dave Schuler
2003 67-71 10th Stan Hough Larry McCall Don Werner
2004 69-69 7th (t) Bien Figueroa Steve Watson Don Werner
2005 72-67 9th Gary Kendall Lost in 1st round Kimera Bartee Kennie Steenstra
2006 64-73 12th Gary Kendall Kimera Bartee Kennie Steenstra
2007 68-68 9th Gary Kendall Kimera Bartee Kennie Steenstra
2008 78-61 5th Ramon Sambo Ryan Minor Kennie Steenstra
2009 66-70 10th Orlando Gomez Ryan Minor Blaine Beatty
2010 59-81 14th Ryan Minor Mike Devereaux Troy Mattes
2011 55-85 13th (t) Ryan Minor José Hernández Troy Mattes
2012 52-86 14th Ryan Minor Einar Diaz Troy Mattes
2013 54-82 13th Luis Pujols Jon Mathews Justin Lord
2014 66-73 7th Ryan Minor Paco Figueroa Alan Mills Shawn McGill
2015 71-67 7th Ryan Minor Howie Clark Blaine Beatty Kyle Moore
2016 73-66 6th Ryan Minor Kyle Moore Blaine Beatty Sammie Starr
2017 59-78 13th Ryan Minor Buck Britton Justin Lord
2018 68-66 6th (t) Buck Britton Bobby Rose Justin Lord
2019 90-48 1st Kyle Moore Lost in 1st round Matt Trate Justin Ramsey Pat Leyland
2020 Season cancelled
2021 68-52 4th (t) Dave Anderson Patrick Jones Robbie Aviles Matt Packer, David Barry
2022 Felipe Alou Jr. Brink Ambler Joe Haumacher Daniel Fajardo, Collin Murray

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