Original, 1955 Painting of Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida by John Groth


Renowned American painter John Groth depicts a typical day of Spring Training activities at Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida. When the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants first arrived for training at Dodgertown, the camp would have looked just like this. Sports Illustrated featured the artwork in its March 28, 1955 issue. Groth was known for “speed line,” a stylistic technique using streaks and unperfected lines which he then filled with watercolors. This original painting, presented to Dodger President Walter O’Malley as a gift from SI, hung in the Dodger executive offices at 215 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY, in the Dodger Stadium training room and later at Dodgertown.