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Historic Dodgertown


  • February 26, 2018

    Historic Dodgertown Celebrates 70th Anniversary

    From raising the first banner in 1948, to six World Championship teams and 60 years of Dodger baseball, to the thousands of pro, amateur and youth teams and corporate groups that use the campus today, the memories from Historic Dodgertown can more than fill a stadium.

    Historic Dodgertown is pleased to announce its 70th anniversary this year, and to celebrate is introducing a special edition anniversary logo, offering tours and more.

    When first opened, Dodgertown executives Walter O’Malley and Branch Rickey transformed the former Naval Air Station to Major League Baseball’s first fully-integrated... Read more >

  • February 19, 2018

    Presidents in Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodger history

    President’s Day at Historic Dodgertown is a special day for the first major youth baseball tournament to be played in Vero Beach, Florida in 2018.  Everywhere else, President’s Day is an American national holiday to honor the 44 persons elected to 45 terms as United States President (Grover Cleveland was elected twice to one term).  Through the years, American Presidents have been involved with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers on many occasions from FDR to Clinton as evidenced by photos and correspondence.

    FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT--Franklin Delano Roosevelt campaigned for the Presidency of the United... Read more >

  • February 15, 2018

    Presidents' Day tournament at Historic Dodgertown to welcome more than 75 youth teams

    Youth baseball season opens at Historic Dodgertown this weekend, with nearly 1,200 athletes ages 9 to 18 set to take the fields and play ball at the Treasure Coast Presidents’ Day Challenge!

    The Presidents’ Day Challenge, co-sponsored by the Treasure Coast Sports Commission, has expanded to games being played off-site at South County Park in Vero Beach, plus Lawnwood and Lakewood parks in Fort Pierce. The schedule of games can be found by clicking here.

    This tournament features teams from 11 states and Canada, and kicks off Historic Dodgertown’s busy spring sports season.

    ... Read more >

  • February 03, 2018

    Football anyone? A history of football at Historic Dodgertown

    Football anyone? Here's a brief history of football at Historic Dodgertown, including in the past welcoming the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles teams.

    Since the 1970s, the National Football League, the Canadian Football League and collegiate football programs have utilized Historic Dodgertown's outdoor and indoor training facilities, meeting space, hotel villas and dining room to prepare for the regular season or playoff games. In 1974 and again from 1976-84, the New Orleans Saints - led by quarterback Archie Manning - held their preseason camp at Dodgertown. In the years following, the NFL's Green Bay... Read more >

  • January 31, 2018

    Celebrating the 99th birthdate of Jackie Robinson

    Historic Dodgertown celebrates today, Jan. 31, as the 99th anniversary of the birthdate of Dodger Hall of Fame player Jackie Robinson.

    He was elected the first Rookie of the Year in baseball history for both leagues in 1947, an award that would later be named for him.  He was elected by the Baseball Writers’ Association as National League Most Valuable Player in 1949.  Robinson was an important member of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers’ World Championship team and he stole home in Game 1. 

    In 1962, he was elected as a first time ballot player to the... Read more >

  • January 31, 2018

    SK Wyverns of the Korean Baseball Organization return to Historic Dodgertown for their Spring Training

    Welcome back SK Wyverns!

    For the seventh year, the Wyverns have selected Historic Dodgertown to hold their Spring Training in preparation for their regular season in the professional Korean Baseball Organization. The camp is open and runs through Feb. 21.

    Manager Trey Hillman returns for his second season as head coach and brings extensive professional experience to the helm.

    “I look forward to bringing the SK Wyverns team back to Historic Dodgertown in 2018,” said Trey Hillman. “The campus provides an optimal experience for us to prepare for the upcoming season because... Read more >

  • January 24, 2018

    Dodger legend Manny Mota visits Historic Dodgertown

    Compliments the iconic campus and city of Vero Beach

    VERO BEACH, Fla (Jan. 24, 2018) — Historic Dodgertown today received a surprise visit from the great Manny Mota!

    This is Manny’s first return visit to Historic Dodgertown since 2008.

    “Being back at Historic Dodgertown is exciting and brings back great feelings,” Mota said. “There is a lot of history here and I cannot express how grateful I am to be here. I love Vero Beach as much as I love the entire Dodger organization and O’Malley family.... Read more >

  • January 13, 2018

    Kirk Gibson, Dodger legend, visits Historic Dodgertown, reminisces about the 1988 World Series

    The memories and stories came flooding back.

    Kirk Gibson, who started his Dodger career at Historic Dodgertown, Vero Beach, Florida 30 years ago in preparation for the 1988 season, returned to the iconic training site this weekend. Peter O’Malley, Historic Dodgertown Chairman, welcomed the 1988 National League MVP to the multi-sport training and conference center for a visit. Gibson’s son, Cam, a professional baseball player in the Detroit Tigers organization joined him.

    From stepping back on the Holman Stadium field to seeing his former clubhouse, and from eating in the dining room and taking... Read more >

  • January 10, 2018

    Presidents’ Day at Historic Dodgertown

    The popular Treasure Coast Presidents’ Day Challenge at Historic Dodgertown is our largest tournament of the year, and if you haven’t booked your team yet, we have a few remaining open spots for your travel ball team.

    Taking place Feb. 17-19, the Presidents’ Day Challenge launches the 2018 youth baseball tournament season. Playing at Historic Dodgertown is a can’t-miss opportunity for all ballplayers, from budding superstars to high school-age teams. Last year nearly 90 teams competed.

    Historic Dodgertown offers tournament participants quality competition on Major League designed fields under traditionally sunny,... Read more >

  • January 06, 2018

    Statement from Chairman Peter O’Malley on the passing of Senichi Hoshino

    Historic Dodgertown offers condolences on the passing of Japanese baseball great Senichi Hoshino.

    Mr. Hoshino was a 2017 Japan Baseball Hall of Fame inductee. A total of 17 Japan Baseball Hall of Famers have trained and/or visited Historic Dodgertown — Vero Beach, Florida.

    Historic Dodgertown Chairman Peter O’Malley offers the following statement:

    “Baseball fans in Japan have lost one of their most popular players, managers and commentators with the passing of Senichi Hoshino,” said Peter O’Malley, owner, Los Angeles Dodgers, 1970-1998. “My earliest recollection of him is... Read more >

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