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  • February 16, 2017

    Historic Dodgertown opens 2017 sports season & annual economic generator

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2017) – More than 1,300 athletes ages 9 to 18 representing 87 teams, plus coaches, families and friends from 12 states and Canada, will meet in Vero Beach this weekend for Historic Dodgertown’s annual Treasure Coast Presidents’ Day Challenge tournament.

    The Treasure Coast Presidents’ Day Challenge, co-sponsored by the Treasure Coast Sports Commission, kicks off the busy spring sports season at Historic Dodgertown. The tournament’s size and scope expands to games also being played at South County Regional Park as well as Lakewood and Lawnwood Park in St. Lucie County.

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  • February 14, 2017

    Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodger Randy “Handsome Ransom” Jackson returns to HDT on Feb. 18

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2017) — Randy “Handsome Ransom” Jackson, who played for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1956-58, will make his first visit to Historic Dodgertown since his playing days, on Saturday, Feb. 18. Ransom, who turned 91 on Feb. 10, will take a walk down memory lane, and share those memories with Historic Dodgertown visitors and Presidents’ Day Tournament participants.

    Jackson recently published an autobiographical memoir in which he chronicles his life from growing up in Arkansas to being signed to take over for Jackie Robinson, only to quickly discover nobody replaces a legend... Read more >

  • February 01, 2017

    Korean Baseball Organizational SK Wyverns embark on sixth Spring Training at Historic Dodgertown

    VERO BEACH, FL (Feb. 1, 2017) —The SK Wyverns return to Historic Dodgertown, making this the sixth consecutive year the team has held their Spring Training in Vero Beach. The team’s Spring Training opens today.

    The Wyverns of the professional Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) recently introduced American Trey Hillman as the team’s field manager. This is Hillman’s first season managing in the KBO. His previous managerial experience was with the Kansas City Royals (2008-2010), and the Japanese Professional Baseball Pacific League Nippon Ham Fighters (2003-2007). Hillman also coached for the Los Angeles... Read more >

  • January 31, 2017

    Campo Las Palmas in the Dominican Republic celebrates renewal and renovation

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 31, 2017) — Campo Las Palmas, the state-of-the-art baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, privately created and built by former Dodger President Peter O’Malley, turns 30 this year.

    Today, the world-famous baseball academy is being re-dedicated, having just completed a major renovation by the Dodger organization.

    On March 20, 1987, O’Malley, Dodger Manager Tommy Lasorda, “The Rifleman” star actor and former Dodger Chuck Connors, Dodger stars Pedro Guerrero, Alejandro Pena and Mariano Duncan, executives Al Campanis and Fred Claire and longtime Spanish-language broadcaster Jaime Jarrin led a delegation from Dodgertown,... Read more >

  • January 20, 2017

    Historic Dodgertown debuts retro “Vero Beach Dodgers” merchandise

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 20, 2017) — Historic Dodgertown is pleased to introduce a retro line of merchandise featuring the Vero Beach Dodgers logo.

    A fitted blue baseball cap will be introduced this Saturday at the Bark in the Park event at Riverside Park in Vero Beach. The caps, in two sizes, will be available for sale at Historic Dodgertown’s booth. Additional  Vero Beach Dodgers merchandise is being added to Historic Dodgertown’s gift items. The cap is also available for purchase in the Historic Dodgertown gift shops and online.

    In addition, at... Read more >

  • January 13, 2017

    Umpire Training Academy Taking Place at Historic Dodgertown

    Since its inception in 1997, every umpire hired by Major League Baseball has come through the Minor League Baseball Umpire Development system

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 13, 2017) — More than 80 men and one woman are learning the rules of the game of baseball and practicing calling balls and strikes at the Minor League Baseball (MiLB) Umpire Training Academy, currently taking place at Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida, through the end of January.

    The MiLB Umpire Academy is the country’s only all-inclusive program, preparing aspiring umpiring professionals on the technical side – and nuances -... Read more >

  • December 30, 2016

    January 1 Marks Anniversary of O’Malley’s Continued Leadership of Historic Dodgertown

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 29, 2016) Jan. 1, 2017 marks the fifth anniversary of Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida under the leadership of Chairman Peter O’Malley, the former president of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1970-1998. The O’Malley family has been active in developing, expanding, maintaining and modernizing the now 80-acre property since it first opened in 1948.

    After the Dodgers’ final Spring Training in 2008, when the team moved to Arizona, Dodgertown was owned by Indian River County and the County shuttered it until their plans for the future were crystallized. Minor League Baseball reactivated Dodgertown... Read more >

  • December 20, 2016

    Soccer Coaches Bring International, Championship Experience to Historic Dodgertown Camp

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2016) — Five former professional, championship soccer players from Uruguay are offering a free soccer camp to area youth this week at Historic Dodgertown. The coaches played for international teams during their professional careers, including some on the Uruguayan National Team.

    From now through Thursday, Dec. 22, youth can receive free, high-level instruction each day from 1 to 3 p.m. The camp is hosted by Sky Blue Pro Soccer Camp.

    For details on attending the camp or for more information about the coaches, please call Julio Sosa at (973) 271-7855.

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  • December 01, 2016

    Grand Slam Winter Jam at Historic Dodgertown offers teams a strong finish to the 2016 youth baseball tournament season

    Limited space available – register today!

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2016) — Teams looking to finish the 2016 youth baseball tournament season on a strong note need not look further than Historic Dodgertown’s Grand Slam Winter Jam.

    Historic Dodgertown offers Major League quality fields and a professional staff to run the tournament. As the Spring Training home of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1948 to 2008, a tournament at Historic Dodgertown is a truly unique experience.

    The Grand Slam Winter Jam 9U-18U tournament guarantees a 3-game pool play to the championship game, umpires, game... Read more >

  • December 01, 2016

    Christmas in Vero event at Historic Dodgertown - holiday festivities and outdoor movie

    Tickets available for the Friday, Dec. 9 evening event

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 30, 2016) — Christmas in Vero at Historic Dodgertown is sure to become a new favorite, seasonal tradition in Vero Beach. The event will feature a Christmas Village, an array of old-fashioned traditions and treats, a movie under the stars, and of course a visit from Santa.

    Christmas in Vero will take place on Friday evening, Dec. 9, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and is hosted by Republic Productions Vero Beach.

    Guests entering the Christmas Village at Holman Stadium will be welcomed with... Read more >

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