Continuing Traditions of Baseball on Delmarva
The tradition of Delmarva baseball lives on today. In 1995, professional baseball returned to Delmarva with the opening of Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Wicomico County and the arrival of the Delmarva Shorebirds. During the late spring and summer months, countless Little League, Pony League, and company teams continue organized play throughout the peninsula.
Many organizations and individuals work to preserve the region’s baseball heritage. The Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame Museum at Perdue Stadium collects Delmarva baseball photographs, uniforms, and other memorabilia. Every November, the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame inducts new members, including former players, coaches, and umpires. Several nearby historical societies and committed community historians also develop exhibits and presentations about Delmarva baseball.
In 2019, the Nabb Research Center started to build a digital archive that preserves the heritage of Delmarva baseball. The Center, in cooperation with the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, has scanned thousands of historical items and has conducted oral history interviews with former players and coaches to capture memories of the past game. Our efforts continue today.