- December 14, 2018
IN RESPONSE TO INDIAN RIVER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AGENDA ITEM #11 FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, PETER O’MALLEY SAID:
“I am pleased that Indian River County and Major League Baseball have reached an agreement on the future of Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, subject to the County Commissioners vote next Tuesday, December 18. MLB’s plans are impressive for continuing year-round activity, while further developing and investing in the property. I am happy that MLB will follow me and become responsible for the next chapter of Historic Dodgertown, a very special place and am convinced that once everyone... Read more >
- December 12, 2018
Happy birthday to Historic Dodgertown 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’s first assignment... Read more >
- December 01, 2018
Everyone at Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida sends their condolences to the family of President George H.W. Bush on his passing at age 94. He was elected 41st President of the United States on November 8, 1988 and served until January 20, 1993. On July 7, 1994, President Bush visited Dodgertown and toured the campus while in town to see friends.
“President Bush was an extraordinary leader and our family has been fortunate to have been friends for the past 30 years,” said Peter O’Malley, President, Los Angeles Dodgers, 1970-1998. “His was a life of service, dedication to... Read more >
- November 15, 2018
The 7,600 mile trip between Vero Beach and Beijing, China is proving to be a road well traveled. For the Chinese Men’s National Baseball Team, they returned to Historic Dodgertown with one goal in mind.
To get on a level playing field with teams from Korea, Japan and Chinese Taipei.
The “top 3” as Team China head coach John McLaren calls them, finished Gold, Silver and Bronze at this year’s Asian Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia. China came in fourth.
McLaren brings a wealth of professional baseball experience to... Read more >
- November 12, 2018
SK Wyverns win the 2018 Korean Series and are the champions of South Korean baseball; team set to return in 2019
The SK Wyverns of the professional Korea Baseball Organization, a team which has held spring training at Historic Dodgertown for seven seasons, claimed the South Korean baseball championship today, its first championship since 2010.
Led by manager Trey Hillman, the Wyverns defeated the Doosan Bears 5-2 in 13 innings on Doosan’s home field. The Wyverns, who won the best-of-seven series in six games, were considered the underdogs. During the regular season, the team finished... Read more >
- November 05, 2018
The Ross Porter Celebrity Golf Tournament, taking place today, has some great ONLINE AUCTION ITEMS that are open for bid from anywhere in the country. The tournament and auction benefit Stillpoint Family Resources.
Here’s a sampling of the fantastic items:
- Autographed baseballs, photos and bats, including by Peter O’Malley, Vin Scully, Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider, Nolan Ryan, Wade Boggs, Alex Rodriguez, and more!
- Baseball Hall of Famers autographed baseball (Ernie Banks, Lou Brock, Roy Campanella, Don Drysdale, Bob Gibson, Jim “Catfish” Hunter, Harmon Killebrew, Robin... Read more >
- November 02, 2018
Teams from across the country competing for title, including a Florida team with the Flutie brothers on the roster
More than 250 business professionals have turned in their business suits and suited up for the National Adult Baseball Association (NABA) Florida World Series, currently being held at Historic Dodgertown.
NABA is one of the fastest growing adult baseball organizations in America. Nationally, 68,000 participants play in 85 leagues, with 14 tournaments held each year. NABA teams are organized into eight age divisions, providing a competitive environment for all the participants.
The NABA Florida World Series... Read more >
- October 24, 2018
Vero Beach residents tuning in to watch the 2018 World Series may recognize some familiar names and faces.
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, outfielder Matt Kemp and All-Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw all spent time in Vero Beach, when the Dodgers held Spring Training at Dodgertown – Vero Beach.
Roberts played for the Dodgers during the 2002 to 2004 seasons.
Honeycutt pitched for the Dodgers from 1983 to 1987, then following his playing career was named the Dodgers pitching coach in 2006.
Kemp joined the... Read more >
- October 11, 2018
Historic Dodgertown is pleased to welcome the Chinese National Women’s Fastpitch Softball Team, the Beijing Eagles, as they train for their 2019 season. This is the third extended-stay training season at Historic Dodgertown since the team was established in May 2017.
The Eagles trained at Historic Dodgertown this past spring and last fall in preparation for their regular season in the National Pro Fastpitch League (NPF) and for international competition. The team’s long-term goal is to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games.
Last fall after departing from their three month training season at Historic... Read more >
- October 09, 2018
Today, we remember Walter O’Malley, who was owner of the Dodgers from 1944-1979, on the 115th Anniversary of his October 9 birth in the Bronx, New York. O’Malley was named President of the Dodgers on October 26, 1950 and proceeded to oversee a first-class organization that won World Championships in 1955, 1959, 1963 and 1965, along with National League Pennants in 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1977 and 1978.
He set the gold standard for baseball franchises of the 20th Century and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in ceremonies held in Cooperstown, New York on Sunday, July 27, 2008.
O’Malley tried... Read more >