Today is the start of the annual Dodgers Adult Baseball Camp at Vero Beach’s Historic Dodgertown — which, in other news, will be made an official Florida Heritage Landmark on Monday.
Former Dodger owner and Historic Dodgertown chairman Peter O’Malley will participate in ceremonies along with Tommy Lasorda.
“This recognition is appropriate because of Historic Dodgertown’s significance in baseball history,” O’Malley said in a statement. “It truly is unique and we appreciate the efforts of all those involved to gain this special designation.”
Added Ruth Stanbridge, Indian River County historian and former county commissioner: “For years as the County Historian, I had wanted to write the perfect historic marker for Dodgertown. It was to reflect on how our WWII training fields had been turned into a ‘field of dreams’ for decades of young men of all races who only wanted to play baseball.”
– Jon Weisman