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  • September 22, 2016

    Happy Birthday, Tommy Lasorda!

    Happy Birthday, Tommy Lasorda!

    On the occasion of his 89th birthday today, all of Tommy Lasorda's friends at Historic Dodgertown, the year-round multi-sport training and conference center, congratulate him and shower him with best wishes.

    Lasorda’s long history with Dodgertown, Vero Beach, began in 1949 Spring Training, when he was a left-handed minor league pitcher competing for a roster spot with more than 650 players. The talented and hard-working Lasorda returned to Dodgertown each spring, eventually working his way up the organizational ladder, making his major league debut with the Dodgers on August 5, 1954.... Read more >

  • August 12, 2016

    Rugby Visits Historic Dodgertown

    Rugby Visits Historic Dodgertown

    First ever rugby training camp held, with rave reviews

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 12, 2016) — ATAVUS Rugby, a leader in rugby training and tournaments, wrapped up a week-long training camp at Historic Dodgertown, and despite heavy rains earlier in the week, gave a thumbs-up for the condition of the fields, meeting rooms and overall experience.

    “We had all the tools we needed for the players to succeed,” said camp director Matt Trouville, who said ATAVUS chose Historic Dodgertown after researching all the best facilities. Trouville, originally from Sydney,... Read more >

  • August 08, 2016

    Former Dodger great Steve Garvey visits Historic Dodgertown

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 8, 2016) – Former Dodger great Steve Garvey returns to Historic Dodgertown this week, as a proud parent whose son is playing in Historic Dodgertown’s All-Star Classic Baseball Tournament.

    For Sean Garvey, who enters his senior year of high school this fall, this is his first visit to his famous father’s Spring Training home for nearly 15 years.

    For Steve, coming back to Historic Dodgertown is a homecoming.

    Steve was drafted by the Dodgers in 1968, made his major league debut in September 1969 and starred for the Dodgers through... Read more >

  • July 14, 2016

    On the Road to the Hall of Fame

    On the Road to the Hall of Fame

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (July 14, 2016) — In celebration of the upcoming National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony weekend (July 22-25), Historic Dodgertown will share highlights of the Dodger inductees and their special connection to this iconic complex. The posts will be made on Historic Dodgertown’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat accounts, as well at www.historicdodgertown.com.

    Eleven players and executives, plus three broadcasters, were inducted with their Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodger affiliations. Their unique connection to Historic Dodgertown, the Dodgers’ spring training... Read more >

  • June 10, 2016

    Vero Beach Classic Features Top Prospects from the U.S. and Abroad

    ~~VERO BEACH, Fla. (June 9, 2016) — The fifth annual Vero Beach Classic returns to Historic Dodgertown this weekend, with more than 200 teams traveling from Texas, New England and the Carolinas, from northern and southern Florida, and from as far as Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic to play six days of baseball here and throughout the Treasure Coast region.

    Approximately 4,000 high school aged boys will showcase their baseball talents to more than 200 professional scouts and college coaches, with the hopes of earning a contract or scholarship. The players will compete in age divisions 14u, 15u, 16u and 18u.... Read more >

  • June 10, 2016

    Vero Beach Classic Features Top Prospects from the U.S. and Abroad

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (June 9, 2016) — The fifth annual Vero Beach Classic returns to Historic Dodgertown this weekend, with more than 200 teams traveling from Texas, New England and the Carolinas, from northern and southern Florida, and from as far as Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic to play six days of baseball here and throughout the Treasure Coast region.

    Approximately 4,000 high school aged boys will showcase their baseball talents to more than 200 professional scouts and college coaches, with the hopes of earning a contract or scholarship. The players will compete in age divisions 14u, 15u, 16u and 18u. ... Read more >

  • June 02, 2016

    Carl Erskine Helps Honor Childhood Friend

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/29/sports/baseball/carl-erskine-helps-honor-a-childhood-friend.html?_r=1

    As he approaches his 90th birthday, Carl Erskine doesn’t feel as if he has many boxes left to check. But there had been one: He wanted to see his childhood friend Johnny Wilson properly honored in his hometown. 

    ... Read more >

  • May 31, 2016

    RUTH RUIZ NAMED DIRECTOR, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS AT HISTORIC DODGERTOWN – VERO BEACH

    VERO BEACH, FL - Ruth Ruiz has been named to the newly-created position of Director, Marketing and Communications at Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida, it was announced today by Historic Dodgertown Chairman Peter O’Malley.

    Ruiz has a longtime connection with the Los Angeles Dodgers, as she worked as a team publicist from 1986-2001, including three years when she assisted former Dodger President O’Malley (1993-96) on administrative matters and worldwide events. Ruiz also coordinated the daily schedule and public relations for Tommy Lasorda, the Hall of Fame Dodger manager.

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  • May 26, 2016

    SISTER PLAQUE PRESENTED BY DODGERS IN HIROSHIMA IS AT HOLMAN STADIUM, HISTORIC DODGERTOWN – VERO BEACH, FLORIDA

    VERO BEACH, FL-While Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. President to visit Hiroshima this Memorial Day weekend, in 1956 the Brooklyn Dodgers played an exhibition game there as part of their 30-day Goodwill Tour to Japan, just 11 years removed from the end of World War II.

    On November 1, 1956, Dodger players, coaches and team officials, including club President Walter O’Malley and Dodger Director Bud Holman, a prominent business leader in Vero Beach, Florida, visited the Cenotaph for the A-bomb victims (Memorial Monument for Hiroshima, City of Peace). The day was filled with... Read more >

  • May 24, 2016

    HISTORIC DODGERTOWN TO HOST LARGEST MEMORIAL DAY TOURNAMENT TO DATE

    VERO BEACH, FL –Historic Dodgertown is set to host its largest Memorial Day weekend tournament to date. The Memorial Day Invitational-Powered by BOOMBAH and sponsored by Treasure Coast Sports Commission will take place May 28-30, featuring more than 60 teams divided into seven age divisions. Teams from as far away as North Dakota will travel to Indian River County to play at the iconic former spring training home of the Dodgers.

    “We are excited to have a record number of teams participating in this year’s tournament,” shared Jeff Biddle, Vice President, Historic Dodgertown. ... Read more >

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