- 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 >
- July 27, 2018
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
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
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
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
#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 >