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Salisbury University (Salisbury, MD 21801-6860)
Creston Long (Project Director: May 2018 to present)
Delmarva Baseball: Digitizing the Heritage of 20th-Century Eastern Shore Baseball Leagues

From the early 1920s through the 1970s, residents of Delmarva (Delaware and the Eastern Shore counties of Maryland and Virginia) enjoyed attending games played by town teams that competed in the semi-professional Eastern Shore baseball leagues. Reflecting the broader segregation in American society, white players competed in the Eastern Shore and Central Shore leagues and African American players competed in the Negro League. Towns and communities on the peninsula built stadiums, sponsored teams, and paid players to compete in seasons that ran from spring through the late summer. Baseball on Delmarva was an integral part of cultural and social life in the region during this time. The Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University will host a series of events in 2019 and 2020 to promote awareness of this rich history and to archive digital images of documents, photographs, and memorabilia connected to Delmarva baseball.

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Project fields:
African American History; Cultural History; U.S. History

Common Heritage

Preservation and Access

$11,313 (approved)
$10,978 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 6/30/2020