Shorebirds forced to officially scrub 2020 season

Major League Baseball on Tuesday officially informed Minor League Baseball that it will not be providing its affiliated MiLB teams with players for the 2020 season.

That means there will not be a minor league season for the Delmarva Shorebirds.

The verdict is especially bitter, as the team was set to open their 25th anniversary season.

“We are disappointed that the 2020 season will not be played, but we remain committed to providing a first-class atmosphere while ensuring people’s safety and health when visiting with us,” said Shorebirds General Manager Chris Bitters.

“As always, we will continue to support our community during this challenging time and look forward to having Shorebirds baseball back at Arthur W. Perdue stadium in 2021,” Bitters said.

For all our 2020 partners, season ticket members, groups, silver sluggers, individual ticket holders, staff and fans, the Shorebirds will be reaching out through separate communication in regard to their accounts with the Shorebirds organization.

“Even though we are not able to play Shorebirds baseball here in 2020, we are still devoted to providing Delmarva with a fun, family atmosphere within the proper health guidelines,” said Bitters.

“It is our goal to transition the stadium into a community entertainment center in the meantime, while we will continue to plan for making the 2021 season and the years to come some of our best years yet,” he said.

Adhering with all guidelines, the Shorebirds are currently planning numerous events at Arthur W. Perdue stadium that will serve as fun, family entertainment for all.

All event information will be distributed via Shorebirds social media,, Salisbury Independent and through email, once more information becomes available.

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