Baseball and Dodgertown

Baseball and Dodgertown (HM1R5E)

Location: Vero Beach, FL 32960 Indian River County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 38.634', W 80° 25.369'

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Dodgertown was the spring training facility of the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers. Originally part of a World War II Naval Air Station, Dodgertown became the spring training home of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948, when local business leader Bud Holman convinced the Dodgers to set up a spring training facility in Vero Beach. Here, Dodger President Branch Rickey sought to create a "baseball campus" where players could live and play together. Dodgertown was the South's first racially integrated spring training camp, where 600-plus players from the Brooklyn Dodgers 26 minor league teams played. Hall of Fame players Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella were among the first African American players to train here. In 1953, Dodger President Walter O'Malley privately built the 6,500-seat Holman Stadium, a state-of-the-art ball park at Dodgertown. During its history, 6 world Championshops and 14 National League Pennant-winning teams played at Dodgertown. In 2001, the Dodgers sold Dodgertown to Indian River County, then leased it back until 2008, when their spring training facilities moved west to Arizona. In 2012, the O'Malley family stepped up to manage historic Dodgertown as a year-round multi-sports complex.
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HM NumberHM1R5E
Marker NumberF-812
Year Placed2014
Placed ByThe Indian River County Historical Society, Tourist Development Council of Indian River County and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 21st, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 556936 N 3057889
Decimal Degrees27.64390000, -80.42281667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 38.634', W 80° 25.369'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 38' 38.04" N, 80° 25' 22.14" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)561, 772
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Flight Safety Dr, Vero Beach FL 32960, US
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