- December 12, 2017
Historic Dodgertown celebrates today, Dec. 12, the 80th birthday of Chairman, Peter O’Malley!
The O’Malley family connection with Historic Dodgertown began in the first season, 1948, as Walter O’Malley, a co-owner of the Dodgers, had approved the establishment of a permanent Spring Training base for the team in Vero Beach, Florida. In 1952, as a teenager, Peter O’Malley’s first job is to sell Dodgertown souvenirs at a kiosk on the base where his first sale was made from his mother, Kay.
After graduation from college, Peter... Read more >
- December 01, 2017
Historic Dodgertown celebrates today, Dec. 1, the birthday anniversary of Hall of Fame manager Walter Alston.
The first time Walter Alston was at Holman Stadium at Historic Dodgertown was at its dedication on March 11, 1953. He was not yet the Brooklyn Dodger manager, but as the manager of the Montreal Royals, he was assigned to a volunteer role to take tickets at the ballpark. By November of 1953, he had managed the Montreal Royals to a Little World Series minor league championship that season and was named by the Brooklyn Dodgers to be their manager for the 1954 season.... Read more >
- November 10, 2017
VERO BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 10, 2017) —The Chinese Men’s National Baseball Team and the Chinese Women’s National Softball Team, currently training at Historic Dodgertown through Nov. 22, will play a series of exhibition games and fans are welcome to watch the competition. Parking and admission for games at Historic Dodgertown are free.
Chinese Men’s Team
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m. vs. Palm Beach State College at Holman Stadium
Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. vs. Ft. Lauderdale Superstars at Holman Stadium
Saturday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. vs.... Read more >
- November 09, 2017
Participants represent various professional career paths, including the MLB Commissioner’s Office
VERO BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2017) — More than 80 women representing five teams traveled to Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach this past weekend for a Women’s Baseball tournament, and played on the property the same as 60 years of Major League Dodger baseball.
The women traveled from Toronto, Washington, DC, New England and northern states, and from Florida to participate in the tournament. This is the fourth visit to Historic Dodgertown by this Women’s Baseball tournament group.
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- October 27, 2017
VERO BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 27, 2017) — USSSA Baseball and Florida Premier Sports will host its Super NIT youth baseball tournament at Historic Dodgertown this weekend, with teams traveling from throughout the state of Florida to compete. The weekend tournament is co-hosted by Historic Dodgertown, the Treasure Coast Sports Commission and Indian River County Parks and Recreation.
The players, ages 10 to 14, will play their games at the Quad youth baseball complex added to Historic Dodgertown’s selection of fields in 2012, as well as at Fields 5 and 6, the same fields used by the Los Angeles Dodgers when they held... Read more >
- October 24, 2017
Historic Dodgertown salutes more than 40 current World Series-bound Dodger players, staff and broadcasters who once trained and stayed at this world famous sports facility
VERO BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 24, 2017) — From 1948-2008 Dodgertown was the Spring Training home of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, and six World Championship teams got their start here — 1955, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1981 and 1988.
Will 2017 be another World’s Championship year for the Dodgers?
We hope so, and in recognition of the Dodgers heading to the Fall Classic, and as Historic Dodgertown looks ahead to celebrating its 70th anniversary... Read more >
- October 11, 2017
PETER O’MALLEY AND MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL CONTINUING DISCUSSIONS FOR FUTURE OF HISTORIC DODGERTOWN – VERO BEACH
VERO BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2017) — Peter O’Malley, Chairman, Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida, confirmed today that he is in discussions with Major League Baseball about the future of the world-famous training site. The story was first reported by columnist Larry Reisman on TCPalm.com last night.
“I am optimistic that Major League Baseball (MLB) will follow me and become responsible for Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach moving forward,” said O’Malley, longtime former President and owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“The Vero Beach community has long... Read more >
- October 09, 2017
Historic Dodgertown mourns the passing of former Little League Baseball President Dr. Creighton Hale
VERO BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 9, 2017) — Dr. Creighton Hale, the longtime Little League President and CEO, passed away last night. A frequent visitor to Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida, Dr. Hale played a significant role in the growth of youth baseball internationally. He attended numerous exhibition games and St. Patrick’s Day parties at Dodgertown. Dr. Hale’s many friends in Vero Beach mourn his passing.
Historic Dodgertown Chairman Peter O’Malley, a longtime Little League Foundation Trustee and President of the Little League Foundation from 1991-2002, said, “My father and I had... Read more >
- October 08, 2017
October 8, 1957 – On this date, Walter O’Malley announced the stockholders of the Dodger organization had approved and would accept an invitation to relocate to the city of Los Angeles. In terms of being a game changer, this changed a lot of games. Within 11 years, the state of California in 1957 that had no Major League Baseball teams, would have five teams at the start of the 1969 season. Sports Illustrated magazine in 2004 would rank the re-location of the Dodgers to Los Angeles and the Giants to San Francisco as the second most significant tipping point in... Read more >
- September 29, 2017
VERO BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2017) — The Beijing Shougang Eagles, the Chinese national women’s fast-pitch softball team, opened their fall training camp at Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida, and will train here through Nov. 22 in preparation for their upcoming season, and with the long term goal to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games.
The Eagles just completed their inaugural season of playing in the summer U.S. National Pro Fastpitch League. The NPF is the only professional women’s softball league in the United States, and features six teams.
Head coach Teresa Wilson... Read more >