September 5, 2015 |
The Camden Riversharks, the independent professional baseball team that has played at the city's waterfront Campbell's Field for 15 years, may leave next season, according to sources familiar with the matter. Two people with knowledge of the situation said Camden County officials were working to bring in a team with a major-league affiliation next year. No agreement is in place for the Riversharks to play at Campbell's Field next season. The team and the county are in negotiations.
October 27, 2009 |
Mr. "Five-for-One" is coming back to the Delaware Valley. Von Hayes, acquired by the Phillies in 1982 from the Cleveland Indians for five players, has been named the manager of the Camden Riversharks, of the Atlantic League. "I'm coming home," Hayes said. "It's great to be back in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area, and I'm extremely excited about managing the Riversharks this upcoming season. I'm sure we're going to have a great year. " Hayes managed the Lancaster Barnstormers in the Atlantic League last season and also has managed minor league teams in South Bend, Ind.; Modesto, Calif.
April 22, 2013 |
The Camden Riversharks started their 13th season of minor-league baseball in South Jersey on Thursday night with a crushing 6-3 loss on the road to their Atlantic League archrivals, the Lancaster Barnstormers. Or, as the team fan base that has passed through the turnstiles of Campbell's Field more than three million times since 2001 would probably say, "Eh. " For the Riversharks - who play their 2013 home opener Tuesday night - winning isn't everything, or the only thing. Yes, winning's a thing - but so are the weekend fireworks shows, the weddings at home plate, the carousel, the rock-climbing wall, the appearances by characters like Dora the Explorer and Buzz Lightyear, and all the charity and community events that have allowed the independent ball club to remain an economically viable venture in the heart of a poverty-stricken city.
July 24, 2005 |
Just hearing his voice on www.sportsjuice.com, you'd think the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks was in his 30s. With a deep, mature voice. Not an 18-year-old who just graduated from Lower Merion High School, stands 5-foot-8, weighs 150 pounds, and highlights his hair blond. Landon Sears might look like any teen, but he's way ahead of his peers career-wise. He is the youngest announcer in baseball's Atlantic League, and among the youngest sports announcers in the country.
July 14, 2000 |
There are the Phillies and the Eagles, the Flyers and the Phantoms. And, of course, the 76ers. Now, get ready for the Riversharks. That is the name Camden schoolchildren have chosen by an overwhelming margin for their city's new minor-league baseball team. "Now we have an identity," said John Brandt, general manager of what had been known only as Camden Baseball LLC, at a news conference held yesterday to introduce the team's name and logo. The announcement at the Camden Children's Garden at the New Jersey State Aquarium came a month after Gov. Whitman broke ground nearby for a $17.5 million, 6,425-seat stadium for the Camden Riversharks, part of the independent Atlantic League.
October 22, 2015 |
The Camden Riversharks, the independent professional baseball team that has played at the city's waterfront Campbell's Field for 15 years, has ceased all operations, according to a statement from the team. "We would like to thank our partners and fans for supporting the club for 15 memorable seasons," reads the statement posted on the team website Wednesday. "We did everything we could to keep affordable, family entertainment alive and well in Camden. " Representatives from the Riversharks could not be reached, but the statement said the decision stemmed from "an inability" to reach an agreement on lease terms with the ballpark's owner, the Camden County Improvement Authority.
September 17, 2009 |
Jeremy Lewis allowed just four hits in six shutout innings as the Camden Riversharks defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish, 2-1, in an Atlantic League game last night at Campbell's Field in Camden. Riversharks designated hitter Vito Chiaravalloti led off the fourth with a home run to left, his 12th of the season. Bryant Nelson doubled in a run in the fifth. Bridgeport's Jonathan Plefka (5-4) allowed both runs and took the loss.
September 20, 2008 |
Chris Maples' two-run homer in the fourth snapped a 3-3 tie and sent the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs to a 6-4 Atlantic League win over the Camden Riversharks last night at Campbell's Field.
September 9, 2008 |
Gary Harris broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run triple in the top of the ninth, and the Lancaster Barnstormers went on to score seven more in an 11-2 rout of the Camden Riversharks last night at Campbell's Field. Lancaster won its fourth straight Atlantic League game.