Adam Hall’s Delmarva Shorebirds received an invitation from the Baltimore Orioles to remain their Class-A affiliate.
For more than two decades, the Shorebirds, Wicomico County, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland have been home to the Orioles' youngest stars like Trey Mancini, John Means, Adley Rutschman, and many more on their journey to Baltimore and Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
“The Orioles have been a terrific partner and we appreciate their invitation to remain the Class-A Orioles affiliate,” said Chris Bitters, Shorebirds General Manager.
Recently in 2019, the Shorebirds posted the best record in the history of the team capturing a 90-win season and a South Atlantic League regular-season crown. In addition, the Shorebirds were named the MiLB team of the year in 2019 with eight (8) Shorebirds earning mid-season All-Star accolades and four (4) earning postseason honors.
Throughout 2019, the Shorebirds hosted a plethora of the Orioles' top prospects including Grayson Rodriguez (Orioles #2 overall prospect) and Hall (Orioles #16 overall prospect) who both earned multiple accolades come seasons end.
In addition, the Shorebirds welcomed the likes of 2019 #1 overall pick and current top prospect Adley Rutschman who made his Shorebirds debut on August 21st adding to a star-studded roster of future O’s talent.