Martha's Vineyard Sharks
|Martha's Vineyard Sharks|
|League||FCBL (East Division)|
|Location||Oak Bluffs, MA (2010-present)|
|Ballpark||The Shark Tank (2010-present)|
|League championships||1 (2013)|
Russ Curran, General Manager and Director of Baseball Operations|
Tom Horstkotte, Asst. General Manager
Natalie Tatum, Director of Gameday Operations
|Media||Keith Chatinover and Jonathan Chatinover|
The Martha's Vineyard Sharks is a collegiate summer baseball team based on Martha's Vineyard. It is a charter member of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL), a wood-bat league comprising 9 teams from New Hampshire to western Connecticut.
The team's home games are played at Vineyard Baseball Park, located on the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School campus in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, where $200,000 has been invested in field upgrades and construction of a field house and batting tunnel.
The Sharks began operations in the 2011 FCBL season. The Carminucci Sports Group sought to place a New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) franchise on Martha's Vineyard, but the NECBL declined to expand, so the Sharks and the organizers of the Nashua Silver Knights formed a separate league. Opening Day attendance was 2,139. The Sharks were in 1st place for a majority of the season, before injuries and a team-wide virus. They completed the season at 23-20, in 3rd place.
The Sharks won their first FCBL Championship in 2013.
|Year||Play-In Round**||Semi-Final Round*||FCBL Championship|
|2013||Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide||W (2-0)||Nashua Silver Knights||W (2-0)|
- *The FCBL changed its postseason to a two-round format starting in the 2012 season
- ** A one-game Play-In round was added in the 2013 season
- Mike Cassidy
- George Fisher
- Brett Garner
- Brett Holmgren
- "FCBL announcement". Futures League. Archived from the original on 2010-12-18.
- "Wooden bat amateur baseball comes to Martha's Vineyard". Martha's Vineyard Times. Archived from the original on 2011-09-27.
- Summer collegiate baseball team coming to Seacoast