Peter O’Malley, president of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1970-98 and a longtime SABR member, is now responsible for managing Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida, the spring training home of the Dodgers from 1948-2008.
The year-round, multi-sport site, which recently changed its name to Historic Dodgertown, offers an all-encompassing experience for teams to train, play, stay, dine and have fun in one resort location.
History is everywhere as memorabilia adorns the Dodgertown walls throughout. Jackie Robinson made his Dodgertown debut on March 31, 1948 when the Brooklyn Dodgers played the Montreal Royals, their Triple-A affiliate from the International League, in the first major league exhibition game played in Vero Beach. Robinson homered in the first inning for the Dodgers.
Besides a training camp which caters to many sports, 80-acre Historic Dodgertown is also available for meetings, conferences and special events. For information about the site, please contact Brady Ballard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally published: November 7, 2013. Last Updated: November 7, 2013.