SU receives grant to archive materials from mid-20th century Eastern Shore baseball leagues

SALISBURY, Md. –  Salisbury University is embarking on an exciting 18-month project to collect artifacts from local baseball teams on the Eastern Shore.

But they aren’t collecting items from our modern-day leagues such as the shorebirds. We’re talking about the Pocomoke Indians, Crisfield Vets, and Oaksville Eagles. If you’ve never heard of them, that’s because those teams played in the mid-20th century.

SU’s Nabb Research Center received a grant from the national endowment heritage program to archive information from baseball leagues on the shore, like pictures and scorecards from that time and digitally archive them.

47 ABC spoke to the Director of the Nabb Research Center, Dr. Creston Long, who says there’s just not enough information on these leagues right now, but he knows it’s out there, they just to have to find it. “It would’ve been an entertainment for people in towns all over, family members playing fan clubs we know it was significant part of the Delmarva experience during that time,” Dr. Long.

A panel discussion with historians and former players is expected to take place this spring at the university.

The Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium is also partner in this project and they will create an exhibit in spring 2020.

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