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Forgotten Ebbets Field plans surface; will be displayed in NYC

Rare blueprints of Ebbets Field, the former home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, were uncovered by a researcher in the Brooklyn Buildings Department and will be displayed at the city’s Municipal Archives Visitors Center. The blueprints have gone through quite the odyssey after being filed with the city in 1912 or so. They were basically forgotten, but […]

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In memoriam: Bill Mardo

Bill Mardo, the crusading Daily Worker sports editor who helped force Major League Baseball to integrate with Negro Leagues players, has passed away. He was 88. Mardo died of complications from Parkinson’s disease. From his position as sports editor and columnist with The Daily Worker, Mardo led the call to bring African-Americans to Major League […]

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MiLB: Heaviest use of Vero Beach baseball facilities since 1940s

Here’s one reason why spring training is unlikely to return to the former Dodgertown in Vero Beach: Between youth tournaments, swimming meets and other events, Vero Beach Sports Village is the busiest it’s been since the 1940s, when the Brooklyn Dodgers hosted 26 teams there during spring training. It’s a vindication of sort for Minor […]

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Dodgertown signs come down

Another milestone with a tinge of sadness: All the old Dodgertown signs came down this week in Vero Beach, as the branding of Vero Beach Sports Village by Minor League Baseball continues. The former spring-training facility of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Los Angeles Dodgers now carries the Vero Beach Sports Village branding and logo […]

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Holman Stadium / Dodgertown

A look back at Holman Stadium and Dodgertown when they served as the spring-training home of the Brooklyn Dodgers/Los Angeles Dodgers. Year Opened: 1953 Capacity: 6,474 Architect: Designed by Norman Bel Geddes (famous theatrical designer and architect of the Futurama building at the 1964 New York World’s Fair); engineered by Captain Emil Praeger Dimensions: 340L, […]

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