Adam Hall and his Delmarva Shorebird's teammates best Baseball Summer ever has earned one last cherry on top. MiLB.com named the Shorebirds as their Team of the Year for 2019, a first in franchise history.
In their 24th season at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, Hall and his teammates finished 90-48, the most wins across all of Minor League Baseball in 2019. Manager Kyle Moore and company smashed Delmarva's previous wins record (83, 1996) and became the first South Atlantic League team to win 90 since the 2006 Augusta GreenJackets, a team which featured future major league all-stars Pablo Sandoval and Sergio Romo. Stretched out over a major-league season, the Shorebirds' .652 winning percentage would equate to 106 wins.
After a scintillating first half, it came as no surprise that the Shorebirds dominated the SAL All-Star Game, sending a league-high eight players to Appalachian Power Park in West Virginia on June 18th.
Pitchers Grayson Rodriguez, Drew Rom, Ofelky Peralta, and Zach Matson joined catcher Daniel Fajardo, shortstop Hall, outfielder Doran Turchin, and DH Seamus Curran on the Northern Division roster.
Now the Shorebirds can turn their attention to 2020 and the hunt for their first SAL title in 20 years. The Shorebirds open their silver anniversary season at home when the Asheville Tourists come to Arthur W. Perdue Stadium on Thursday, April 9th, 2020.