- March 07, 2018
Historic Dodgertown is pleased to welcome the return of the Chinese National Women’s fast-pitch softball team, the Beijing Eagles, as they train for the 2018 season in the National Pro Fastpitch League.
The Eagles, led by head coach Teresa Wilson, trained this past fall at Historic Dodgertown and over the winter competed in the Asian Games where they qualified for the World Championships in Japan next August, and finished third in the Asian-Pacific Games behind Japan and Australia.
Their regular season in the National Pro Fastpitch League (NPF) begins mid-May. The League consists of... Read more >
- March 05, 2018
#OTD March 5, 1997 - WELCOME TO THE HALL, TOMMY LASORDA! Former Dodger Manager #TommyLasorda accepts a phone call in the Holman Stadium press box and it is there that he is told he has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Lasorda said, “It’s the most precious day of my life. I’m overwhelmed. I can’t believe this happened to me at this point of time.”
Dick Crago, the public address announcer for Holman Stadium, told the crowd of the event as it made Dodgertown... Read more >
- February 26, 2018
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
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
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? 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
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
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
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 >