Josh Pahigian thinks so, too, He named the Vero Beach complex stop No. 9 in his list of "101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out."
The Dodgers converted the former naval base into a spring training site in 1949, and abandoned it this year to share a site in Arizona with the White Sox. The Orioles were expected to move in this year, but ESPN reports that talks broke down and the team is looking to move to Fort Meyers.
That would be horrible, because Dodgertown is perfect. No place else allows fans to get so close to players. It’s almost like watching major leaguers play in your neighborhood park.
There were adventures each time I went to Dodgertown. But the best one is here.
I thought it would be more fun to show photos from some of the other adventures.
Dodger players not in the game would hang out on the press box roof to watch.
That's future Met Hideo Nomo leaning on the ladder.
After the game, players walk back to the clubhouse through the fans. Brett Butler told fans to walk back with him, then get in a line and he'd be happy to sign autographs.
There were sometimes Brooklyn Dodgers visiting. Here's Ralph Branca wandering over to the Mets bench. Visiting son-in-law Bobby Valentine?
Keith Hernandez was throwing a little batting practice.
Mookie was coaching at the time.
Mets win! But Carlos Baerga and Rey Ordonez are deep in conversation.
My Grandmother used to bring me to games at Shea, I was finally able to return the favor, bringing her to Dodgertown. Here she is getting Tommy Lasorda's autograph.