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  • February 20, 2019

    SK Wyverns from the Korea Baseball Organization receive County proclamation

    Indian River County Commissioners presented a proclamation to the SK Wyverns, Champions of the Korea Baseball Organization, at Tuesday’s Commissioners meeting.

    The SK Wyverns, training at Historic Dodgertown for the eighth time, are four-time Korean Series Champions (2007, 2008, 2010 and 2018). The proclamation was received by Son Cha Hoon, General Manager.

    Son Cha Hoon, who has been instrumental in the Wyverns team training in Vero Beach said upon the team’s return to Vero Beach: “Historic Dodgertown is one the farthest baseball training grounds/facility to be used by a Korean baseball team ... Read more >

  • February 14, 2019

    More than 60 youth baseball teams set to play at Historic Dodgertown’s annual Treasure Coast Presidents’ Day Challenge tournamen

    Youth baseball season opens at Historic Dodgertown this weekend! More than 1,000 athletes ages 9 to 18, together with their families, will travel to Vero Beach to participate in the ninth annual Treasure Coast Presidents’ Day Challenge tournament.

    The Presidents’ Day Challenge, co-sponsored by the Treasure Coast Sports Commission, has expanded to games being played off-site at Lawnwood and Lakewood parks in Fort Pierce. The schedule of games can be found by clicking here.

    This tournament features teams from 10 states and Canada, and kicks off Historic Dodgertown’s busy spring sports season. Tournaments and training... Read more >

  • February 12, 2019

    SK Wyverns from Korea return to Historic Dodgertown as KBO Champions

    The SK Wyverns return to Historic Dodgertown as Korea Baseball Organization champions!

    The Wyverns are in Vero Beach for their Spring Training, the team’s eighth camp at Historic Dodgertown, which runs through February 24.

    “All of us at Historic Dodgertown are proud to welcome back the SK Wyverns team, and we are excited they return as the KBO Champions!” said Craig Callan, Vice President at Historic Dodgertown. “For more than 70 years, Historic Dodgertown has served as a home base for many different teams as they prepare for their upcoming seasons. This... Read more >

  • January 31, 2019

    Historic Dodgertown added to U.S. Civil Rights Trail

    VISIT THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT TIMELINE

    Historic Dodgertown, founded in 1948, played a significant role in U.S. Civil Rights history, and is pleased to announce its inclusion with the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. The U.S. Civil Rights Trail is a collection of churches, courthouses, schools, museums and other landmarks primarily in the Southern states where activists challenged segregation in the 1950s and 1960s to advance social justice.

    Historic Dodgertown is the only sports property on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, and is featured alongside famous sites and cities such as... Read more >

  • January 18, 2019

    Baseball Factory and Softball Factory camps spend Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend at HDT

    Baseball Factory and Softball Factory, both under the umbrella of the successful Factory Athletics organization, will welcome student-athletes to Historic Dodgertown this weekend for their “Spring Training” session of training and games, plus a baseball showcase.

    Baseball and Softball Factory have utilized Historic Dodgertown for many years for their games and training, bringing the valuable major league designed experience to their athletes.

    All the student-athletes will play on the same fields, stay in the same rooms, and use the same locker room and dining facilities as 60 years of Dodger baseball. Historic Dodgertown, founded... Read more >

  • January 17, 2019

    Umpire Training Academy at Historic Dodgertown welcomes more than 100 umpire students from eight countries

    More than 100 aspiring umpires from eight countries are at Historic Dodgertown this month for Minor League Baseball’s annual Umpire Training Academy.

    The Umpire Training Academy is the country’s only all-inclusive umpire training program, preparing aspiring professionals on the technical side of the game.

    This year the 101 students hail from America, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Japan, Mexico and Venezuela, and represent the largest international contingent in the history of the academy.

    The instructors are all current or retired professional baseball umpires. Since 1997, 62 umpires hired by Major League Baseball have... Read more >

  • December 14, 2018

    Statement by Historic Dodgertown Chairman Peter O'Malley

    IN RESPONSE TO INDIAN RIVER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AGENDA ITEM #11 FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, PETER O’MALLEY SAID:

    “I am pleased that Indian River County and Major League Baseball have reached an agreement on the future of Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, subject to the County Commissioners vote next Tuesday, December 18. MLB’s plans are impressive for continuing year-round activity, while further developing and investing in the property. I am happy that MLB will follow me and become responsible for the next chapter of Historic Dodgertown, a very special place and am convinced that once everyone... Read more >

  • December 12, 2018

    Happy birthday to Historic Dodgertown Chairman, Peter O’Malley!

    Happy birthday to Historic Dodgertown 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’s first assignment... Read more >

  • December 01, 2018

    Remembering President George H.W. Bush

    Everyone at Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida sends their condolences to the family of President George H.W. Bush on his passing at age 94. He was elected 41st President of the United States on November 8, 1988 and served until January 20, 1993. On July 7, 1994, President Bush visited Dodgertown and toured the campus while in town to see friends.

    “President Bush was an extraordinary leader and our family has been fortunate to have been friends for the past 30 years,” said Peter O’Malley, President, Los Angeles Dodgers, 1970-1998. “His was a life of service, dedication to... Read more >

  • November 15, 2018

    Chinese Men’s National Baseball Team Returns to Historic Dodgertown

    The 7,600 mile trip between Vero Beach and Beijing, China is proving to be a road well traveled. For the Chinese Men’s National Baseball Team, they returned to Historic Dodgertown with one goal in mind.

    To get on a level playing field with teams from Korea, Japan and Chinese Taipei.

    The “top 3” as Team China head coach John McLaren calls them, finished Gold, Silver and Bronze at this year’s Asian Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia. China came in fourth.

    McLaren brings a wealth of professional baseball experience to... Read more >

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