Happy Quarantine Monday folks!! Here’s another “Day in Dodger History” to brighten your day!
The year is 1951, the then Brooklyn Dodgers sign a 21-year lease with the city of Vero Beach Florida. They would go on to inhabit a abandoned naval base, which would go on to be known as Dodgertown. The Dodgers would call Vero Beach there spring home for 57 years until in 2008 they made there Cactus League debut.
In 2009 thanks to the forever young Ichiro Suzuki’s 2-out, 2-run single, in the top of the 10th Japan will go on to defeat South Korea-the reigning Olympic champions-in the WBC. This would mark Japans second consecutive WBC championship and it was also th first championship seen at Dodger stadium since the 1988 World Series. Which till this day remains a sore spot for many.