- January 02, 2018
Professional Football at Dodgertown?
#OTD January 2-5, 1988 – The NFL Cleveland Browns train at Dodgertown, Vero Beach, Florida in preparation for postseason play.
Since the 1970’s, football has been part of Dodgertown’s DNA.
NFL teams have utilized Dodgertown’s outdoor and indoor facilities, vast meeting space and dining room for team building and to prepare without distraction for regular season or postseason games.
In 1974 and again in 1976-1984, the New Orleans Saints – led by quarterback Archie Manning – held their preseason training camps at Dodgertown.... Read more >
- December 30, 2017
Historic Dodgertown celebrates today, Dec. 30, as the birthday for Sandy Koufax. Here is what baseball players, managers, writers, and broadcasters have said about him in his career:
Roscoe McGowan, New York Times sportswriter in his article, on Koufax’ debut in Spring Training in Historic Dodgertown, in March, 1955 –“Sandy Koufax, Brooklyn’s $17,000 bonus righthander……..The kid (Koufax) showed a good fastball and a fine curve.”
Tom Lasorda – Asked who should be sent to the minor leagues in April, 1955 to reduce the Dodger roster to 25 players. &ldquo... Read more >
- December 27, 2017
VERO BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 27, 2017) —Baseball Factory and Softball Factory’s Winter and Christmas Camps, taking place through Dec. 30 at Historic Dodgertown, boast campers from 41 states and Canada who traveled from as far as Hawaii and British Columbia to receive training and play games, all while under sunny, blue skies in Vero Beach, Florida.
From Dec. 27-30, more than 150 participants will train with expert coaches and staff, giving the participants maximum attention to improving their skills and confidence. The players are staying in Historic Dodgertown’s hotel villas, training in major-league designed facilities, and playing... Read more >
- December 12, 2017
Historic Dodgertown celebrates today, Dec. 12, the 80th birthday of Chairman, Peter O’Malley!
The O’Malley family connection with Historic Dodgertown began in the first season, 1948, as Walter O’Malley, a co-owner of the Dodgers, had approved the establishment of a permanent Spring Training base for the team in Vero Beach, Florida. In 1952, as a teenager, Peter O’Malley’s first job is to sell Dodgertown souvenirs at a kiosk on the base where his first sale was made from his mother, Kay.
After graduation from college, Peter... Read more >
- December 01, 2017
Historic Dodgertown celebrates today, Dec. 1, the birthday anniversary of Hall of Fame manager Walter Alston.
The first time Walter Alston was at Holman Stadium at Historic Dodgertown was at its dedication on March 11, 1953. He was not yet the Brooklyn Dodger manager, but as the manager of the Montreal Royals, he was assigned to a volunteer role to take tickets at the ballpark. By November of 1953, he had managed the Montreal Royals to a Little World Series minor league championship that season and was named by the Brooklyn Dodgers to be their manager for the 1954 season.... Read more >
- November 10, 2017
VERO BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 10, 2017) —The Chinese Men’s National Baseball Team and the Chinese Women’s National Softball Team, currently training at Historic Dodgertown through Nov. 22, will play a series of exhibition games and fans are welcome to watch the competition. Parking and admission for games at Historic Dodgertown are free.
Chinese Men’s Team
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m. vs. Palm Beach State College at Holman Stadium
Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. vs. Ft. Lauderdale Superstars at Holman Stadium
Saturday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. vs.... Read more >
- November 09, 2017
Participants represent various professional career paths, including the MLB Commissioner’s Office
VERO BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2017) — More than 80 women representing five teams traveled to Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach this past weekend for a Women’s Baseball tournament, and played on the property the same as 60 years of Major League Dodger baseball.
The women traveled from Toronto, Washington, DC, New England and northern states, and from Florida to participate in the tournament. This is the fourth visit to Historic Dodgertown by this Women’s Baseball tournament group.
... Read more >
- October 27, 2017
VERO BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 27, 2017) — USSSA Baseball and Florida Premier Sports will host its Super NIT youth baseball tournament at Historic Dodgertown this weekend, with teams traveling from throughout the state of Florida to compete. The weekend tournament is co-hosted by Historic Dodgertown, the Treasure Coast Sports Commission and Indian River County Parks and Recreation.
The players, ages 10 to 14, will play their games at the Quad youth baseball complex added to Historic Dodgertown’s selection of fields in 2012, as well as at Fields 5 and 6, the same fields used by the Los Angeles Dodgers when they held... Read more >
- October 24, 2017
Historic Dodgertown salutes more than 40 current World Series-bound Dodger players, staff and broadcasters who once trained and stayed at this world famous sports facility
VERO BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 24, 2017) — From 1948-2008 Dodgertown was the Spring Training home of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, and six World Championship teams got their start here — 1955, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1981 and 1988.
Will 2017 be another World’s Championship year for the Dodgers?
We hope so, and in recognition of the Dodgers heading to the Fall Classic, and as Historic Dodgertown looks ahead to celebrating its 70th anniversary... Read more >
- October 11, 2017
PETER O’MALLEY AND MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL CONTINUING DISCUSSIONS FOR FUTURE OF HISTORIC DODGERTOWN – VERO BEACH
VERO BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2017) — Peter O’Malley, Chairman, Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida, confirmed today that he is in discussions with Major League Baseball about the future of the world-famous training site. The story was first reported by columnist Larry Reisman on TCPalm.com last night.
“I am optimistic that Major League Baseball (MLB) will follow me and become responsible for Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach moving forward,” said O’Malley, longtime former President and owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“The Vero Beach community has long... Read more >