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Eastern Shore League
ClassificationClass D (1922–1927, 1937–1941, 1948–1949)
SportMinor League Baseball
Inaugural season1922
Ceased1949
PresidentWalter B. Miller (1922)
M.B. Thawley (1923, 1925)
J. Harry Rew (1924, 1926–1928)
J. Thomas Kibler (1937)
Harry S. Russell (1938–1941)
J. Thomas Kibler (1946–1947)
Dallas Culver (1948–1949)
No. of teams14
CountryUnited States of America
Most titles3
Parksley Spuds (1922, 1924, 1927)
Salisbury Cardinals (1937, 1938, 1948)
Related
competitions
Blue Ridge League

The Eastern Shore Baseball League was a class D minor league baseball league that operated on the Delmarva Peninsula for parts of three different decades. The league's first season was in 1922 and the last was in 1949, although the years were not consecutive, and featured teams from Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. The first incarnation lasted from 1922 to mid-1928 (disbanded in July), the second from 1937–41, and the third from 1946–49. Though the level of play was competitive and many future major leaguers gained experience in the ESBL, funding the league remained a constant problem for the rural franchises.

Future major leaguers who played in the ESBL include notables such as: Frank "Home Run" Baker, Mickey Cochrane, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Vernon, and Don Zimmer.

The Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, Maryland, pays homage to ESBL players and locals who made the major leagues. Perdue Stadium is the home of the class A Delmarva Shorebirds, an Orioles farm team.

History[edit]

Founding[edit]

The class D "Eastern Shore League" was started in 1922 using teams from the pre-existing Eastern Shore League, a group which had been playing baseball since the 1890's. The first meeting of the class D league was held on October 8, 1921 in Salisbury, Maryland where it was decided that the seven teams that completed the 1921 season would be joined by an eighth team for the 1922 season. The seven teams that completed the 1921 season were Cambridge, Crisfield, Laurel, Pocomoke City, Princess Anne, Salisbury, and Snow Hill. Four towns attended the meeting to seek expansion teams; Dover and Milford in Delaware, Berlin in Maryland, and Parksley in Virginia. Dover and Milford withdrew their request after it was decided that only one new team would be added for 1922. The Parksley team was nominated by Pocomoke City and the Berlin team by Snow Hill, with Berlin winning the vote 4 to 3.[1] At this meeting, a $1,750 a month salary limit was put in place and it was decided to divide gate receipts 50/50 with a guarantee of at least $60 per game. It was also announced that three town, Berlin, Cambridge, and Princess Anne, would build new ballparks.[2]

The Board of Directors met on October 22, 1921 and elected Walter B. Miller of Salisbury as the first President of the league. It was decided upon a 70-game schedule, five games at home and five games on the road, versus each team in the league for the 1922 season, with the final day being Labor Day. A general admission fee of 40 cents, including war tax, was set, and it was decided that each team should post an $875 guarantee by March 1, 1922 in order to assure the team would finish out the season. At this point, it was decided that having three teams in Worcester County would be too many. The director for each of the three teams, Berlin, Pocomoke City, and Snow Hill, volunteered for their team to withdraw. A vote was held and Snow Hill was eliminated, with the opening for the eighth team in the inaugural season being offered to Parksley, Virginia.[3] [4]

A meeting of Snow Hill residents was held shortly after where resolutions were passed protesting Snow Hill's removal from the league and it was reported that President Miller would call the Board of Directors back together to reconsider Snow Hill's removal.[5] By early November, it was reported that the residents of Snow Hill were so angered by their team being removed from the 1922 season, there was concern of it affecting elections in Worcester County that fall, as Snow Hill residents stated they would not support any candidate from Pocomoke City due to the Pocomoke City delegation not supporting Snow Hill to remain in the league.[6] This was refuted later, stating it was merely the opinion of a few young men in the heat of anger and the story had been spread to affect the election.[7]

In mid-November, President Miller announced that the Eastern Shore League was admitted by the National Association of Professional Baseball Clubs and that arrangements were being made for the winner of the league to face the winner of the Blue Ridge League.[8] By November 29, Snow Hill fans had threatened legal action, requesting an injunction to prevent the league from playing any scheduled games until Snow Hill was allowed to return to the league, saying that the league's organizational meeting was held at Snow Hill's suggestion. [9] On December 13, it was announced that Princess Anne was dropping out of the league because it could not find an adequate location for a new ballpark at a reasonable price, and that the former ballpark at Washington High School was too small for the league.[10] Speculation then began that Snow Hill may re-enter the league, that Princess Anne could be replaced by Milford or Dover in Delaware, or Easton, Maryland, who had been invited to the first meeting and declined, or that the league could contract and play as a six-team league for 1922, with Cambridge being mentioned as a possible contraction candidate.[11][12] At a meeting on January 5, 1922 it was announced that the decision by Princess Anne to withdraw was final and the representative of the Berlin team offered to withdraw, since Berlin was the last team added to the league. The league accepted the withdrawal under the terms that if the league expanded to eight teams again, Berlin would be added back.[13]

1922 Season[edit]

The opening game of the inaugural season was played on June 9, 1922 between the Laurel Blue Hens and Cambridge Canners in Laurel.[14]

Cities reperesented[edit]

Cities represented Teams Year(s)
Cambridge, Maryland Cambridge Canners 1922–1928,
1940–1941
Cambridge Cardinals 1937–1939
Cambridge Dodgers 1946–1949
Centreville, Maryland Centreville Colts 1937–1939
Centreville Red Sox 1940–1941
Centreville Orioles 1946
Crisfield, Maryland Crisfield Crabbers 1922–1928,
1937
Dover, Delaware Dover Dobbins 1923-1926
Dover Orioles 1937–1940
Dover Phillies 1946–1948
Easton, Maryland Easton Farmers 1924–1928
Easton Browns 1937
Easton Cubs 1938
Easton Yankees 1939–1941,
1946–1949
Federalsburg, Maryland Federalsburg Little A's 1937–1941
Federalsburg A's 1946–1948
Federalsburg Feds 1949
Laurel, Delaware Laurel Blue Hens 1922–1923
Milford, Delaware Milford Sandpipers 1923*
Milford Giants 1938–1941
Milford Red Sox 1946–1948
Northampton, Virginia Northampton Red Sox 1927–1928
Parksley, Virginia Parksley Spuds 1922–1928
Pocomoke City, Maryland Pocomoke City Salamanders 1922–1923*
Pocomoke City Red Sox 1937–1939
Pocomoke City Chicks 1940
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware   Rehoboth Beach Pirates 1947–1948
Rehoboth Beach Sea Hawks 1949
Salisbury, Maryland Salisbury Indians 1922–1928,
1937–1938
Salisbury (MD) Senators 1939
Salisbury Cardinals 1940–1941,
1946–1949
Seaford, Delaware Seaford Eagles 1946–1949
  • The Milford team disbanded on July 3, 1923
  • The Pocomoke City team disbanded on August 21, 1923

Standings & statistics[edit]

1922 to 1928[edit]

1922 Eastern Shore League[15]
Team W L PCT
Parksley Spuds 42 25 .627
Cambridge Canners 37 32 .536
Crisfield Crabbers 36 32 .529
Laurel Blue Hens 34 35 .493
Pocomoke City Salamanders 29 41 .414
Salisbury Indians 27 41 .397
1923 Eastern Shore League[16]
Team W L PCT
Dover Dobbins 51 24 .680
Cambridge Canners 47 26 .644
Laurel Blue Hens 42 30 .583
Salisbury Indians 34 39 .446
Pocomoke City Salamanders 27 37 .422
Parksley Spuds 31 45 .408
Crisfield Crabbers 26 47 .356
Milford Sandsnipers 7 14 .333
1924 Eastern Shore League[17]
Team W L PCT
Parksley Spuds 46 34 .575
Cambridge Canners 45 35 .563
Salisbury Indians 44 36 .550
Crisfield Crabbers 41 39 .513
Dover Senators 41 39 .513
Easton Farmers 23 57 .281

1925 Eastern Shore League
schedule

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Cambridge Canners 51 38 .573 - Ted Smith
Parksley Spuds 48 42 .533 3.5 Thomas Whalen
Salisbury Indians 46 44 .511 5.5 Homer Smoot
Dover Dobbins 46 44 .511 5.5 Jiggs Donohue
Crisfield Crabbers 42 48 .467 9.5 Marty Breslin / Herb Armstrong
Easton Farmers 36 53 .404 15.0 Frank Baker /
Charles Gault / Buck Herzog

No Playoffs Scheduled.
Five State Championship: Hagerstown (Blue Ridge League) 4 games, Cambridge 3.

Player statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Victor St. Martin Parksley BA .363 Ted Firth Parksley W 21
Victor St. Martin Parksley Runs 78 Ted Firth Parksley SO 131
Phil Voyles Salisbury Hits 119 John Trippe Cambridge Pct .783; 18–5
Victor St. Martin Parksley HR 25
Charlie Fitzberger Salisbury HR 25

1926 Eastern Shore League
schedule

Team standings W L PCT GB Managers
Crisfield Crabbers 63 21 .750 - Dan Pasquella
Salisbury Indians 57 29 .670 7.0 Jack White
Dover Senators 40 46 .465 24.0 Jiggs Donohue
Parksley Spuds 40 46 .465 24.0 Win Clark
Cambridge Canners 32 54 .372 32.0 Thomas Whalen
Easton Farmers 24 60 .286 39.0 Buck Herzog

34 Easton wins were reversed August 16; 19 Parksley wins were reversed August 22; 23 Dover Wins and 22 Cambridge wins were reversed September 2. All due to salary limit violations.
Five State Championship: Hagerstown (Blue Ridge League) 4 games, Chrisfield 2.

Player statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Tony Rensa Crisfield BA .388 Ted Firth Parksley W 21
Bill Hohman Easton Runs 69 Ted Firth Parksley SO 143
Floyd McDougall Parksley Hits 113 A.L. Carlton Easton Pct .765; 13-4
Red Aikens Cambridge Hits 113
Eddie Stack Parksley HR 22

1927 Eastern Shore League
schedule

Team standings W L PCT GB Managers
Parksley Spuds 60 28 .681 - Lester Bangs
Salisbury Indians 48 38 .552 11.0 Thomas Whalen
Crisfield Crabbers 44 43 .506 15.5 Dan Pasquella
Cambridge Canners 41 47 .466 19.0 William Johnson
Easton Farmers 36 48 .462 22.0 Ted Cather / Jiggs Donahue
Northampton Red Sox 30 55 .353 28.5 Jack Sauter

Five State Championship: Parksley 4 games, Chambersburg (Blue Ridge League) 2.

Player statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bill Bickham Parksley BA .361 Cecil Rose Crisfield W 17
Mike McCallister Parksley Runs 71 Stephen Toner Salisbury SO 132
Bill Bickham Parksley Hits 119 Clint Brown Parksley Pct .800; 16–4
Paul Richards Crisfield HR 24

1928 Eastern Shore League
schedule

Team standings W L PCT GB Managers
Northampton Red Sox 22 9 .710 - Lester Bangs
Salisbury Indians 22 10 .688 0.5 Thomas Whalen
Crisfield Crabbers 14 17 .452 8.0 Billy Lush
Cambridge Canners 13 19 .406 9.5 Jiggs Donahue
Easton Farmers 13 20 .394 10.0 Dan Pasquella
Parksley Spuds 12 21 .364 11.0 John Pasquella

The League Disbanded July 10.
No Player Statistics Available.

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1937 to 1941[edit]

1937 Eastern Shore League
schedule

Team standings W L PCT GB Managers
Salisbury Indians 59 37 .615 - Jake Flowers
Easton Browns 56 41 .577 3.5 Doc Jacobs
Cambridge Cardinals 53 43 .552 6.0 Fred Lucas
Centreville Colts 52 43 .547 6.5 Patsy O'Rourke
Federalsburg Athletics 52 45 .536 7.5 George Short
Pocomoke City Red Sox 42 55 .433 17.5 Vic Keene
Crisfield Crabbers 40 57 .412 19.5 Dan Pasquella / Bob Clark
Dover Orioles 32 65 .330 27.5 Bob Roetz / Jiggs Donohue

Salisbury had 21 wins reversed June 19 due to veteran player limit violations
Playoffs: Salisbury 2 games, Cambridge 1.Centreville 2 games, Easton 1.
Finals: Salisbury 3 games, Centreville 2.

Player statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jerry Lynn Salisbury BA .342 Joe Kohlman Salisbury W 25
Alex Pitko Centreville Runs 103 Joe Kohlman Salisbury SO 257
Frank Treschock Salisbury Hits 131 John Davis Cambridge ERA 2.02
Frank Treschock Salisbury RBI 84 Joe Kohlman Salisbury Pct .962; 25–1
Alex Pitko Centreville HR 20

1938 Eastern Shore League
schedule

Team standings W L PCT GB Managers
Salisbury Indians 65 47 .580 - Jake Flowers
Cambridge Cardinals 61 51 .545 4.0 Joe Davis
Milford Giants 60 52 .536 5.0 Val Picinich
Dover Orioles 58 54 .518 7.0 Wes Kingdon / Walter Millies
Federalsburg Athletics 56 56 .500 9.0 Charley Moss
Easton Cubs 55 56 .495 9.5 George Jacobs
Centreville Colts 51 60 .459 13.5 Joe O'Rourke
Pocomoke City Red Sox 41 71 .366 24.0 Joe Boley / Wes Kingdon

Playoffs: Salisbury 2 games, Milford 0. Cambridge 2 games, Dover 0.
Finals: Salisbury 3 games, Cambridge 1.

Player statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Sid Gordon Milford BA .352 John Bassler Salisbury W 17
George Reisinger Dover Runs 110 Joe Davis Cambridge W 17
Sid Gordon Milford Hits 145 Bill Yarewick Milford SO 207
Jim Conlan Salisbury RBI 99 Joe Davis Cambridge ERA 2.02
Bill Phillips Federalsburg HR 31 Joe Davis
John Bassler
Cambridge
Salisbury
PCT .773 17-5
.773 17–5

1939 Eastern Shore League
schedule

Team standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Federalsburg A's 83 38 .686 0 27,000 Sammy Holbrook
Cambridge Cardinals 68 51 .571 14 34,000 Fred Lucas
Dover Orioles 62 57 .521 20 23,500 Ray Brubaker /
Wes Kingdon / Walt Millies
Centreville Colts 62 60 .508 21.5 21,000 Dave Cobble / Cap Clark
Salisbury Senators 59 59 .500 22.5 23,000 Vic Keene / Spud Nachand
Easton Yankees 51 68 .429 31.0 32,000 Ray Powell
Milford Giants 49 69 .416 32.5 19,000 Earl Smith / Val Picinich
Pocomoke City Red Sox 43 75 .364 38.5 12,000 Wes Kingdon / Jake Flowers

Playoffs: Cambridge 3 games, Centreville 0. Dover 3 games, Federalsburg 0.
Finals: Cambridge 4 games, Dover 2.

Player statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Martin Steinman Milford BA .378 Les Hinckle Federalsburg W 27
Irving Kolberg Federalsburg Runs 111 Les Hinckle Federalsburg SO 309
Francis Walsh Centreville Hits 163 Les Hinckle Federalsburg ERA 2.49
Francis Walsh Centreville RBI 129 Les Hinckle Federalsburg PCT .818 27–6
Henry Schluter Dover HR 29

1940 Eastern Shore League
1940 Eastern Shore League schedule

Team standings W L PCT GB Managers
Dover Orioles 72 48 .600 - Cap Clark
Centreville Red Sox 68 48 .586 2.0 Ed Walls
Milford Giants 72 52 .581 2.0 Bubber Jonnard
Salisbury Cardinals 65 58 .528 8.5 Gus Brittain / Ed Kobesky
Federalsburg A's 57 67 .460 17.0 Sam Nisonoff / Joe Maynard
Cambridge Canners 52 67 .437 19.5 Hugh Poland
Easton Yankees 48 69 .410 22.5 Ray Powell
Pocomoke City Chicks 50 75 .400 24.5 Poke Whalen

Playoffs: Milford 3 games, Dover 2. Salisbury 3 games, Centreville 2.
Finals: Salisbury 4 games, Milford 2.

Player statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Lloyd Rice Federalsburg BA .363 Jorge Comellas Salisbury W 21
Paul Gaulin Dover Runs 102 Jocko Thompson Centreville SO 268
Bob Maier Salisbury Hits 146 Jocko Thompson Centreville ERA 1.56
Fred Lutz Easton RBI 81 Guy Johnson Dover PCT .846 11–2
Ed Kobesky Salisbury HR 18

1941 Eastern Shore League
schedule

Team standings W L PCT GB Managers
Milford Giants 66 42 .611 - Hal Gruber
Cambridge Canners 61 45 .575 4.0 Everett Johnston
Easton Yankees 57 53 .518 10.0 Dallas Warren
Centreville Red Sox 54 52 .509 11.0 Ed Walls / Eddie Popowski
Salisbury Cardinals 51 59 .464 16.0 John Wedemeyer / Bob Maier
Federalsburg A's 35 73 .324 31.0 Joe O'Rourke

Playoffs: Milford 3 games, Centreville 0. Easton 3 games, Cambridge 0.
Finals: Easton 4 games, Milford 3.

Player statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Gordon McKinnon Milford BA .344 Bill Boland Milford W 20
Gordon McKinnon Milford Runs 98 Chris Hayden Milford SO 188
Art Flesland Milford Hits 157 Joe Ostrowski Centreville ERA 1.71
Art Gunning Milford RBI 67 Bill Boland Milford PCT .800 20–5
Tommy Koval Cambridge HR 16

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1946 to 1949[edit]

1946 Eastern Shore League
schedule

Team standings W L PCT GB Managers
Centreville Orioles 88 37 .704 - Jim McLeod
Milford Red Sox 77 49 .611 11.5 Walter Millies
Dover Phillies 68 57 .544 20.0 Hank Lehman
Salisbury Cardinals 61 64 .488 27.0 Hal Contini
Easton Yankees 59 66 .472 29.0 Jack Farmer
Seaford Eagles 58 68 .460 30.5 Walter Youse / Joe Becker
Cambridge Dodgers 53 73 .421 35.5 Jimmy Cooney / Barney DeForge
Federalsburg A's 37 87 .298 50.5 Lew Krausse Sr.

Playoffs: Centreville 4 games, Dover 3. Milford 4 games, Salisbury 2.
Finals: Centreville 4 games, Milford 1.

Player statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Sid Langston Salisbury BA .353 Richard Waldt Centreville W 17
Jimmy Stevens Centreville Runs 132 Stanley Coulling Centreville W 17
Fred Pacitto Centreville Hits 164 Mike Gast Centreville SO 182
Don Marshall Dover RBI 110 Barney DeForge Cambridge ERA 2.48
Don Marshall Dover HR 29 Mike Gast Centreville PCT .762 16–5

1947 Eastern Shore League
schedule

Team standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Cambridge Dodgers 91 34 .728 - 62,118 Roy Nichols
Seaford Eagles 74 49 .602 16.0 54,637 Bob Westfall
Dover Phillies 68 56 .548 22.5 33,676 Dick Carter
Federalsburg A's 62 63 .496 29.0 29,781 Pep Rambert
Milford Red Sox 62 64 .492 29.5 29,581 Walter Millies
Rehoboth Beach Pirates 49 75 .395 41.0 30,521 Gordon McKinnon / Doug Peden
Easton Yankees 48 78 .381 43.5 42,618 Joe Antolick
Salisbury Cardinals 45 80 .360 46.0 51,739 Harold Contini

Playoffs: Cambridge 4 games, Dover 3; Seaford 4 games, Federalsburg 0.
Finals: Seaford 4 games, Cambridge 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Pep Rambert Federalsburg BA .376 Chris Van Cuyk Cambridge W 25
Bob Stramm Cambridge Runs 129 Chris Van Cuyk Cambridge SO 279
Bob Stramm Cambridge Hits 162 Chris Van Cuyk Cambridge ERA 1.93
Tim Thompson Cambridge Hits 162 Chris Van Cuyk Cambridge Pct .926; 25–2
Ducky Detweiler Federalsburg HR 29
Ducky Detweiler Federalsburg RBI 133

1948 Eastern Shore League
schedule

Team standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Salisbury Cardinals 89 32 .736 - 59,164 Gene Corbett
Milford Red Sox 81 43 .653 9.5 21,947 Clayton Sheedy
Easton Yankees 71 50 .587 18.0 37,780 Dallas Warren
Cambridge Dodgers 65 61 .516 26.5 31,737 Bob Vickery / Stew Hofferth
Rehoboth Beach Pirates 60 65 .480 31.0 21,845 Doug Peden
Seaford Eagles 56 70 .444 35.5 31,850 Bob Westfall / Socks Seibold
Federalsburg A's 49 76 .392 42.0 22,901 Ducky Detweiler
Dover Phillies 26 100 .206 65.5 10,079 Guy Glaser / Grover Wearshing

Playoffs: Teams played a round-robin series. Cambridge (4–2). Milford (4–3). Easton (3–4). Salisbury (2–4).
Finals: Milford 4 games, Cambridge 1.

Player statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Donald Maxa Easton BA .382 John Andre Seaford W 21
Norm Zauchin Milford Runs 126 John Andre Seaford SO 228
Ray Jablonski Milford Hits 172 Don Black Salisbury ERA 2.23
Norm Zauchin Milford RBI 138 Herb Moford Salisbury PCT .833 20–4
Norm Zauchin Milford HR 33

1949 Eastern Shore League
schedule

Team standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Easton Yankees 68 52 .567 - 38,651 Jack Farmer
Federalsburg Feds 63 56 .529 4.5 30,139 Carl McQuillen
Salisbury Cardinals 60 59 .504 7.5 39,063 Gene Corbett
Rehoboth Beach Sea Hawks 56 63 .471 11.5 22,358 Bill Sisler / Johnny Watson
Seaford Eagles 56 64 .467 12 35,519 Paul Galin
Cambridge Dodgers 55 64 .462 12.5 29,434 Merle Strachan

Playoffs: Teams played a round-robin series. Federalsburg (4–1). Rehoboth Beach (4–2). Easton (2–4). Salisbury (1–4).
Finals: Rehoboth Beach 4 games, Federalsburg 3.

Player statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Gordon Bragg Easton BA .362 Babe Pinelli Rehoboth Beach W 18
Bob Westfall Federalsburg Runs 126 John Andre Rehoboth Beach SO 240
Bob Westfall Federalsburg Hits 158 Duke Markell Seaford ERA 2.17
Bob Westfall Federalsburg RBI 113 Duke Markell Seaford PCT .909 10–1
Bob Westfall Federalsburg HR 19

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Notable players[edit]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • The Eastern Shore Baseball League by William Mowbray (1989) remains the most comprehensive source for ESBL history.
  • Mike Lambert has published the Eastern Shore League with Arcadia Publishing in April 2010.

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Class D Baseball League Is Assured Eastern Shore". The Baltimore Sun(Baltimore, Maryland). October 9, 1921.
  2. ^ "Class D Baseball League Assured Eastern Shore". The Daily Banner(Cambridge, Maryland). October 12, 1921.
  3. ^ "Miller To Pilot Eastern Shore League Next Season". The Baltimore Sun(Baltimore, Maryland). October 23, 1921.
  4. ^ "Miller Heads Shore League". The Evening Journal(Wilmington, Delaware). October 24, 1921.
  5. ^ "Snow Hill People Are Indigant". Democratic Messenger(Snow Hill, Maryland). October 29, 1921.
  6. ^ "Baseball Feud Seen As Election Factor". The Baltimore Sun(Baltimore, Maryland). November 3, 1921.
  7. ^ "Baseball Propaganda A Political Trick". Worcester Democrat and the Ledger-Enterprise(Pocomoke City, Maryland). November 5, 1921.
  8. ^ "Eastern Shore League Enters Organized Ball". The Baltimore Sun(Baltimore, Maryland). November 20, 1921.
  9. ^ "Snow Hill Threatens Court Action Over Game". The News(Frederick, Maryland). November 29, 1921.
  10. ^ "Princess Anne Out Of League". The Evening Journal(Wilmington, Delaware). December 13, 1921.
  11. ^ "Princess Anne Jolts Shore League". The News Journal(Wilmington, Delaware). December 15, 1921.
  12. ^ "Shore League Is In Muddle". The Evening Journal(Wilmington, Delaware). December 19, 1921.
  13. ^ "Shore League To Be Six-Club Affair". The News Journal(Wilmington, Delaware). January 7, 1922.
  14. ^ "Laurel Team To Cross Bats With Cambridge At New Community Park Friday Afternoon". The Daily Banner(Cambridge, Maryland). June 7, 1922.
  15. ^ "Cambridge Ends Season In Second Place". The Daily Banner(Cambridge, Maryland). September 5, 1922.
  16. ^ "Eastern Shore League". The Baltimore Sun(Baltimore, Maryland). September 4, 1923.
  17. ^ "Eastern Shore League". The News Journal(Wilmington, Delaware). September 2, 1924.
  18. ^ a b c The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Lloyd Johnson & Miles Wolff, editors (Third ed.). Baseball America. 2007. ISBN 978-1932391176.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)