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  • August 30, 2018

    Remembering Ted Williams on the anniversary of his birthdate

    Today, we remember Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams, considered one of the greatest players in baseball history, on this the 100th Anniversary of his birth. Known as “The Splendid Splinter,” the 19-time American League All-Star played 19 seasons with the Boston Red Sox.

    Williams visited Dodgertown, Vero Beach, Florida as Manager of the Washington Senators each spring from 1969-1971 and as a guest. His last appearance was on March 3, 2000.

    That’s when Dodger Vice President Tommy Lasorda invited him to meet the team and share some batting tips prior to the Dodgers... Read more >

  • August 29, 2018

    Historic Dodgertown looks forward to annual Labor Day Beach Bash youth tournament

    Historic Dodgertown’s Labor Day Beach Bash youth tournament to welcome more than 55 teams with their families, from across the state and Georgia

    Vero Beach and the surrounding region can look forward to welcoming a large number of enthusiastic visitors this weekend. Historic Dodgertown, Indian River County and the Treasure Coast Sports Commission are hosting the annual Labor Day Beach Bash youth baseball tournament, and with more than 55 teams registered from across the state and Georgia, Vero Beach will see more than 1,800 visitors just for the holiday weekend, including the players, coaches and families.... Read more >

  • July 27, 2018

    Today marks 10th anniversary of Walter O'Malley's entrance into the National Baseball Hall of Fame

    Historic Dodgertown celebrates today, July 27th, as the 10th anniversary of the induction of visionary Walter O’Malley to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

    As part of the Dodgers’ co-ownership in 1948, it was O’Malley along with Branch Rickey and John Smith, who made the decision to establish a Spring Training base in Vero Beach, Florida.  Through his ownership of the Dodgers, O’Malley’s innovations made Dodgertown the highly regarded pre-season training site that is used regularly by Major League Baseball and many college, high school, and youth teams.... Read more >

  • July 05, 2018

    Historic Dodgertown welcomes MLB, USA Softball for EDI Softball

    MORE THAN 90 TOP-LEVEL HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL PLAYERS TO MEET AT HISTORIC DODGERTOWN FOR ELITE DEVELOPMENT INVITATIONAL

    Selective Event, Operated by MLB and USA Softball, will Feature Participants Learning from Former Olympians & Team USA Players in a “Spring Training-type” Environment

    Schedule Includes Player Workouts, Exhibition Games and Special Career Chat at Marlins Park

     

     

    WHAT:            Below are the details for this year’s Softball Elite Development Invitational ... Read more >

  • June 28, 2018

    MLB hosts World RBI tournament at Historic Dodgertown

    Fourteen Teams Will Compete for Berth to the 2018 RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) World Series in Minneapolis in August Teams from Uganda and Curaçao to Compete in RBI Tournament Play for First Time

    WHAT:         

    The 2018 World RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) Regional tournament begins at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla. on Thursday, June 28th and continues until at least Saturday, June 30th (rain makeup scheduled for Sunday, July 1st). Fourteen teams from four eligible countries and territories, including first-time RBI Tournament... Read more >

  • June 23, 2018

    Baseball's Longest Running Infield

    #SteveGarvey, #DaveyLopes, #BillRussell, #RonCey

    On this date, June 23, 1973, the infields at Historic Dodgertown, Holman Stadium, Fields No.1, Field No.2, and the half-field at Field No. 3, were 3,000 miles away from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. But, it was on those fields that would eventually lead to the longest running infield in baseball history.

    In the second game of a doubleheader where the Dodgers hosted the Cincinnati Reds, the written lineup card tells of Steve Garvey at first base, Davey Lopes at second base, Bill Russell at shortstop, and Ron Cey at third base. From this... Read more >

  • June 22, 2018

    Legends Classic youth baseball tournament coming to Historic Dodgertown this weekend

    More than 30 youth baseball teams from Florida and Georgia will take to the fields this weekend, as Historic Dodgertown hosts its annual Legends Classic tournament.

    Historic Dodgertown tournaments offer an experience to young ballplayers not found elsewhere, plus the convenience of staying, training and playing on the famed campus, where hotel rooms, recreation and fields are just steps away from each other.

    The same fields played on by tournament participants were used by 60 years of Dodger baseball players and more than 150 Hall of Famers have played on and visited the 80-acre campus, once the Spring... Read more >

  • June 20, 2018

    Retired NL umpire Dutch Rennert remembered by his Historic Dodgertown friends

    The O’Malley family and longtime Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach employees express their sadness on the passing of Laurence “Dutch” Rennert, a former National League umpire for 20 seasons and an “off-season” Vero Beach resident, last Sunday. He and his wife, Shirley, had just recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. From 1962 on, Rennert worked countless minor league game and Spring Training games at Dodgertown as he worked his way up the umpiring ladder.

    “Our family always appreciated Dutch’s work ethic, dedication and professionalism,” said Peter O’Malley,... Read more >

  • June 08, 2018

    Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach represented in 2018 Major League Baseball Draft

    Twelve players selected in the June 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft this week spent recent summers at Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach participating in the Elite Development Invitational (EDI) camps hosted at the famed sports campus.

    The EDI camps welcome boys ages 12-18 for an authentic baseball spring training-like experience. The same fields, clubhouse, dining room, sleeping rooms and recreational amenities enjoyed by 60 years of Dodger baseball are open to the boys for a fully-immersive experience. Approximately 40 former Major League players coach the boys from the fields, batting cages, weight rooms and meeting sessions.

    The... Read more >

  • June 05, 2018

    Minor League Baseball to Host Third Annual FIELD Program at Historic Dodgertown

    Diverse group of students to receive professional instruction and learn about the business of baseball at former Spring Training home of Jackie Robinson

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today announced that its FIELD (Fostering Inclusion through Education and Leadership Development) Program will take place at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida, the former Spring Training home of Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers, from June 4-9.

    Twenty-nine students and recent graduates will participate in this year’s event as part of Minor League Baseball’s Diversity... Read more >

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