- 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 >
- June 22, 2018
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
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
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
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 >
- May 16, 2018
Today all of Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach congratulates Terry O’Malley Seidler on her 85th birthday!
Terry has been a frequent visitor to the Dodgertown campus since its beginning in 1948. In 1954, when her father, Walter O’Malley, established a Dodgertown Summer Camp for Boys, ages 12-16, in Vero Beach, Florida, he asked Terry to work as executive secretary, which she did for four summers. For two months, while 200 boys had the privilege of using quarters in the former Naval Air Station barracks, the same ones used by the Dodgers during Spring Training, Terry had... Read more >
- May 15, 2018
A common language exists in sports, even when athletes gather together from across the world.
In the spirit goodwill, Historic Dodgertown recently invited members of the China Women’s National Softball Team and from Your Call Football together for a photo shoot. Both teams have been staying, training and playing games at the famed campus.
Respect, friendship and good-natured fun was clearly seen and experienced, both in front of and behind the camera.
Building goodwill through sports. That’s been a hallmark of Dodgertown’s legacy since opening in 1948.... Read more >