Wilmington Sharks

Since its inception in 1997, the Wilmington Sharks have been a member of the Coastal Plain League. As an American pastime for those young and old, families and friends, and avid sports fans alike, baseball seems to bring all groups together. This team – along with famed mascot “Sharky” – is one of the Cape Fear’s gems.

The Coastal Plain League is a collegiate summer baseball league. The original Coastal Plain League competed from 1937 to 1941 until its operations were suspended during World War II. It made its comeback in 1946 and continued to operate through 1952. Many notable names were featured in such ballparks – housed in Ayden, Edenton, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Greenville, Kinston, New Bern, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Snow Hill, Tarboro, Williamston, and Wilson. Such legacies include Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, and Cal Ripken, Sr.

The CPL returned in 1997, reigniting the tradition of summer leagues in the Southeastern United States.

The Sharks are a pioneer member of the Coastal Plain League, and they have been part of the league since its inception in 1997.

In March 2017, National Sports Service acquired the team from the Smith Family Baseball Wilmington, LLC – owners since 2014. The 2018 season was the Sharks’ 21st season in Wilmington.

Carson Bowen, General Manager of the Wilmington Sharks, does not take much time off – nor does the team. Their efforts during their downtime largely lie in assisting the Cape Fear region.

“We are a part of this community just like every other business and even though we are just hosting people at our ballpark 26 times a year, it doesn’t meant that we go away and hide during the summer,” said Bowen.

Every Friday home game, the stadium features fireworks post-game.  On Saturdays, team-related gifts for the kiddos are available, as well as the usual family fun for all ages. 

July 20 is Star Wars night – so mark your calendars.

“That’s what makes all of us excited about this job,” said Bowen. “It’s not the baseball, it’s not the home runs; it’s the fact that we can get everyone together from all different parts of Wilmington and have enjoyable night in the ballpark… anytime we can tie in a new organization, that’s something we get excited about.”

LOCATION

Wilmington Sharks
Buck Hardee Field
Wilmington, NC USA 28401
(910) 304-35621
tickets@wilmingtonsharks.com

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Morehead City Marlins at
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Thu, Jul 11 2019
at 7:05 PM
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Fayetteville SwampDogs at
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Fri, Jul 12 2019
at 7:05 PM
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Fayetteville SwampDogs at
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Mon, Jul 15 2019
at 1:00 PM
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Edenton Steamers at
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Wed, Jul 17 2019
at 6:05 PM
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Morehead City Marlins at
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Thu, Jul 18 2019
at 7:05 PM
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Wilson Tobs at
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Sat, Jul 20 2019
at 7:05 PM
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Holly Springs Salamanders at
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Wed, Jul 24 2019
at 7:05 PM
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Wilson Tobs at
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Fri, Jul 26 2019
at 7:05 PM
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Florence RedWolves at
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Wed, Jul 31 2019
at 7:05 PM
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Fayetteville SwampDogs at
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Sat, Aug 3 2019
at 7:05 PM
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Vouchers at
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Sun, Sep 1 2019
at 7:05 PM
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