Since 1983, Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida has been the site of 53 Los Angeles Dodgers and Hall of Fame Adult Baseball Camps. However, the adult camp scheduled for November 8-14, 2015 at Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida will not take place.
We are pleased to share this information with you: The Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox just announced that they are teaming up to conduct the first-ever Dodgers-White Sox Baseball Fantasy Camp at Camelback Ranch, the teams’ spring training facility in Glendale, Arizona. This baseball experience will be held January 18-24, 2016 and both teams are putting together an impressive roster of players to be instructors. Your hosts for Fantasy Camp are Dodgers and White Sox greats Ron Cey and Bill Melton, each of whom will serve as co-commissioners of the camp. For more information about the camp at Camelback Ranch, please visit www.dodgers.com/fantasycamp or call the Fantasy Camp hotline at (623) 302-5078.
2014 LOS ANGELES DODGERS ADULT BASEBALL CAMP
On November 9-15, 2014, the 53rd Los Angeles Dodgers Adult Baseball Camp made its return to Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida. The Dodgers and Historic Dodgertown teamed up for the camp, featuring Dodger legends who served as instructors: Ron Cey, Tommy Davis, Steve Garvey, Mickey Hatcher, Ken Landreaux, Rick Monday, Chan Ho Park, Jerry Reuss, Maury Wills and Steve Yeager. Guest instructors included Hall of Fame Dodger Manager Tommy Lasorda and longtime National League Umpire Bruce Froemming.
Campers from 15 states traveled to Historic Dodgertown and returned home with extraordinary memories and experience to last a lifetime. The international flavor of the camp was evident as Hyung Moon Kim, the manager of the professional NC Dinos, and Tai Il Lee, the president and CEO of the Dinos, traveled from South Korea to participate. Also, Alberto Furlani, a second baseman who played professionally in the Italian Baseball League and a current third base coach in Italy for professional Ronchi dei Legionari, was a camper, receiving instruction and playing in daily games.
The first adult baseball camp was initiated at Historic Dodgertown more than 30 years ago.
Photo galleries from the 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers Adult Baseball Camp can be viewed here.
Major awards presented to 2014 campers included: MVP – Matt Briggs (Charlotte, NC); Sr. MVP – Rick Blackwood (Charlotte, NC); Rookie of the Year – Gil Garcia (No. Hollywood, CA); Gil Hodges (Best Hitter) – Matt Briggs (Charlotte, NC); Most Improved Camper – Bruce Berger (Silver Spring, MD); Sonny Carter (Happiest/Friendliest) – Toby Warren (Auburn, AL); Pee Wee Reese (Hustle) – Dave Gaichas (Palos Park, IL); Bill Buhler (Heart/Play through Injury) – Rob Shell (Gastonia, NC); Gold Glove – Alberto Furlani (Gorizia, Italy); Comeback Player (Outstanding Returnee) – Jim Secunda (Charlotte, NC); Don Drysdale (Best RHP) – Stan Defehr (Bartlesville, OK); Sandy Koufax (Best LHP) – Bruce Flachs (Charlotte, NC); Roy Campanella (Catcher) – Bob Gregory (Bronxville, NY); All-Star Team: Pitchers – John Owens (Waxhaw, NC), Verdery Kerr (Charlotte, NC); Catcher – Jonathan Eve (Edmond, OK); Third Base – Paul Raymond (Newport Beach, CA); Shortstop – Jamie Harris (Charlotte, NC); Second Base – Jack Yeh (Los Angeles); First Base – Jay Briggs (Whittier, CA); Outfielders – Greg Simmons (Charlotte, NC), Ryan Smith (Nashville), Brad Emmanuel (Chicago), Joe Baldo (Yorba Linda, CA); DH – Kyung Moon Kim (South Korea); Utility – Paul Galletti (San Pedro, CA). The 1981’s won the team championship. Popup Contest winners were 1) Ryan Smith (Nashville), 2) Tony Altman (Tustin, CA) and 3) Alberto Furlani (Gorizia, Italy), while Hitting Contest winners were 1) Matt Briggs (Charlotte, NC), 2) Jamie Harris (Charlotte, NC) and 3) Rob Shell (Gastonia, NC).