- Location: Salisbury, MD
- League: South Atlantic League 1996-2019; Low-A East 2021; Carolina League 2022-
- Affiliation: Montreal Expos 1996; Baltimore Orioles 1997-present
- Ballpark: Arthur W. Perdue Stadium 1996-Present
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).
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