- November 12, 2018
SK Wyverns win the 2018 Korean Series and are the champions of South Korean baseball; team set to return in 2019
The SK Wyverns of the professional Korea Baseball Organization, a team which has held spring training at Historic Dodgertown for seven seasons, claimed the South Korean baseball championship today, its first championship since 2010.
Led by manager Trey Hillman, the Wyverns defeated the Doosan Bears 5-2 in 13 innings on Doosan’s home field. The Wyverns, who won the best-of-seven series in six games, were considered the underdogs. During the regular season, the team finished... Read more >
- November 05, 2018
The Ross Porter Celebrity Golf Tournament, taking place today, has some great ONLINE AUCTION ITEMS that are open for bid from anywhere in the country. The tournament and auction benefit Stillpoint Family Resources.
Here’s a sampling of the fantastic items:
- Autographed baseballs, photos and bats, including by Peter O’Malley, Vin Scully, Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider, Nolan Ryan, Wade Boggs, Alex Rodriguez, and more!
- Baseball Hall of Famers autographed baseball (Ernie Banks, Lou Brock, Roy Campanella, Don Drysdale, Bob Gibson, Jim “Catfish” Hunter, Harmon Killebrew, Robin... Read more >
- November 02, 2018
Teams from across the country competing for title, including a Florida team with the Flutie brothers on the roster
More than 250 business professionals have turned in their business suits and suited up for the National Adult Baseball Association (NABA) Florida World Series, currently being held at Historic Dodgertown.
NABA is one of the fastest growing adult baseball organizations in America. Nationally, 68,000 participants play in 85 leagues, with 14 tournaments held each year. NABA teams are organized into eight age divisions, providing a competitive environment for all the participants.
The NABA Florida World Series... Read more >
- October 24, 2018
Vero Beach residents tuning in to watch the 2018 World Series may recognize some familiar names and faces.
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, outfielder Matt Kemp and All-Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw all spent time in Vero Beach, when the Dodgers held Spring Training at Dodgertown – Vero Beach.
Roberts played for the Dodgers during the 2002 to 2004 seasons.
Honeycutt pitched for the Dodgers from 1983 to 1987, then following his playing career was named the Dodgers pitching coach in 2006.
Kemp joined the... Read more >
- October 11, 2018
Historic Dodgertown is pleased to welcome the Chinese National Women’s Fastpitch Softball Team, the Beijing Eagles, as they train for their 2019 season. This is the third extended-stay training season at Historic Dodgertown since the team was established in May 2017.
The Eagles trained at Historic Dodgertown this past spring and last fall in preparation for their regular season in the National Pro Fastpitch League (NPF) and for international competition. The team’s long-term goal is to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games.
Last fall after departing from their three month training season at Historic... Read more >
- October 09, 2018
Today, we remember Walter O’Malley, who was owner of the Dodgers from 1944-1979, on the 115th Anniversary of his October 9 birth in the Bronx, New York. O’Malley was named President of the Dodgers on October 26, 1950 and proceeded to oversee a first-class organization that won World Championships in 1955, 1959, 1963 and 1965, along with National League Pennants in 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1977 and 1978.
He set the gold standard for baseball franchises of the 20th Century and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in ceremonies held in Cooperstown, New York on Sunday, July 27, 2008.
O’Malley tried... Read more >
- October 02, 2018
Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach has continued to thrive in 2018. It’s been a year of unprecedented year-round activities, featuring seven sports and training by international professional teams. On the horizon, 2019 will kick off another year at Historic Dodgertown, which is booked solid for the first four months.
“This has been an extraordinary year at Historic Dodgertown,” said Jeff Biddle, Vice President, Historic Dodgertown. “From January 1st right through December, we have welcomed the world to our campus – as teams from South Korea, the People’s Republic of... Read more >
- September 22, 2018
Historic Dodgertown celebrates today, September 22nd, as the birthday of Tommy Lasorda, the Hall of Fame Dodger manager who managed the team from 1977 to 1996 with two World Championships.
It has been 30 years ago since he did his finest managing job leading the Dodgers to the World Series and then defeating the Oakland A’s in five games. For his efforts, he was named Major League Manager of the Year by The Sporting News. The tagline on the Dodgers’ 1988 highlight film was “A Season of Thrills, A Lifetime of Memories,... Read more >
- August 30, 2018
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’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 >