Based in Salisbury, Maryland, the Shorebirds are a Single-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. The South Atlantic League team's name is quite fitting as the Delmarva Peninsula, where it plays, is as popular with water fowl as it is with savvy road bikers and beach campers. The organization is known for hatching excellent talent. Alumni include Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts, Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis, Giants shortstop Orlando Cabrera, and Marlins pitcher Javier Vasquez. The teams road cap features what appears to be a slightly stylized Black-Crowned Night Heron, a diminutive perennial favorite among people who have favorites species of heron. [$30; milbstore.com]
Photograph by Michael Pirrocco
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