Martha's Vineyard Sharks

Martha's Vineyard Sharks
Information
League FCBL (East Division)
Location Oak Bluffs, MA (2010-present)
Ballpark The Shark Tank (2010-present)
Year founded 2010
League championships 1 (2013)
Colors Purple, White
         
Mascot Sharky
Management Russ Curran, General Manager and Director of Baseball Operations
Tom Horstkotte, Asst. General Manager
Natalie Tatum, Director of Gameday Operations
Manager Mike Cassidy
Media Keith Chatinover and Jonathan Chatinover
Website mvsharks.com

The Martha's Vineyard Sharks is a collegiate summer baseball team based on Martha's Vineyard.[1] 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.[2]

History

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.[3] 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.

FCBL

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

Field Staff

Head Coach:

  • Mike Cassidy

Assistant Coaches:

  • George Fisher
  • Brett Garner
  • Brett Holmgren

References


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