Historic Dodgertown and Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game

Millions of baseball fans enjoyed last night’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and as more than 500 youth and coaches from Youth Baseball are playing at Historic Dodgertown this week and dreaming of the big leagues, here is a little All-Star Game trivia related to Vero Beach.
July 8, 1980 – The only All-Star Game in Dodger Stadium history is played. The architect of Dodger Stadium is Captain Emil Praeger, the same man who designed Holman Stadium in Dodgertown.
image005July 9, 1996 – Mike Piazza is named the MVP of the All-Star Game in Philadelphia. Piazza played for the Vero Beach Dodgers in the Florida State League, their first Hall of Fame player as he will inducted into the Hall of Fame in July, 2016. Seen to the right is Mike in his Vero Beach Dodgers uniform.

July 11, 1995 – Hideo Nomo is the starting pitcher for the National League in the All-Star Game played in Arlington, Texas. Nomo is the first Japanese born player to play in the major leagues in 30 years. Nomo is a founding partner of Historic Dodgertown, along with Peter O’Malley, Terry Seidler and Chan Ho Park.

July 14, 1995 – Ramon Martinez pitched a no-hitter at Dodger Stadium against the Florida Marlins. Martinez pitched for Vero Beach in the Florida State League in 1987.

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