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Delmarva Shorebirds

After our visit to Yorktown, Virginia, we headed back to Norfolk, Virginia. At Norfolk, we used the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel to reach the “eastern shore” of the Chesapeake Bay. Our drive on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel provided a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean. This was the first time I’d ever laid eyes on the Atlantic.

The eastern shore is also known as the Delmarva Peninsula, or simply as Delmarva. The word Delmarva is derived from the names of the 3 states that share the peninsula’s territory: Delaware, Maryland, and Virgina (VA).

Our final destination on this date is Salisbury, Maryland. In Salisbury, which is one of the largest cities in Delmarva, we made a quick grocery stop and then checked into the local Best Western motel. Then we made the 5 minute drive to Arthur W. Perdue stadium, the home of the Delmarva Shorebirds of the class A South Atlantic League. Delmarva was hosting the West Virginia Power at 7 PM. For the first time in 5 days, we were heading to a baseball game without the threat of rain!

The ballgame was dominated by Delmarva. The Shorebirds scored 4 times in the 2nd inning to take control, and they held West Virginia to just 5 hits for the night. Delmarva defeated West Virginia 7-1. Box Score

The announced attendance was 4,874, which is pretty good for a class A ballgame. When the game ended, we left the stadium quickly and returned to our motel to get some sleep. We had a long drive to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania scheduled for the next morning.