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March 1, 1987: Pitcher Jerry Reuss, foreground, during a stretching exercise at the Dodgers' spring training camp in Vero Beach, Fla.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times

March 8, 1959: Manager Walt Alson, standing, with pitchers, from left, Don Drysdale, Roger Craig, Larry Sherry, John Klippstein, Carl Erskine, Clem Labine, Sandy Koufax, Bob Giallombardo, Danny McDevitt, Fred Kipp, Ralph Mauriello, Don Bessent, Johnny Podres, Stan Williams and Ed Roebuck.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

March 7, 1973: Willie Davis, left, and Steve Garvey use hula hoops during an exercise period at Dodgertown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

March 2, 1980: Manager Tommy Lasorda chats with Jay Johnstone, left, Don Stanhouse and Dave Goltz, right, after the free agents were acquired by the Dodgers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times

March, 1993: Ramon Martinez, foreground, goes through some new drills designed by trainer Bill Buhler.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vince Compagnone / Los Angeles Times

Feb. 26, 1982: Burt Hooton participates in morning stretching exercises.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jayne Kamin / Los Angeles Times

March 4, 1988: Manager Tommy Lasorda chats with Pedro Guerrero and Kirk Gibson before a game with the Minnesota Twins.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

March 20, 1990: After a 32 day lockout, Orel Hershiser, center, joins a small group of Dodgers during the first day of practice. Most of the 1990 spring training was lost and opening day was pushed back to April 9.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thomas Kelsey / Los Angeles Times

March 4, 1981: Second baseman Davey Lopes stretches during spring training.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

March 31, 1993: Manager Tommy Lasorda demonstrates what he wants to see during the upcoming season -- a lot of Dodger runners crossing home plate.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vince Compagnone / Los Angeles Times

Feb. 23, 1993: Manager Tommy Lasorda goes through leg drills with the team.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vince Compagnone / Los Angeles Times

Feb. 21, 2000: Young fans wait outside the locker room hoping to get the autographs of their favorite players.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / LA Times

1998: Aerial view of Dodgertown, a 450-acre complex that included a 6,500-seat stadium, a conference center and two golf courses.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Dodgers

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The Dodgers trained in Vero Beach, Fla., from 1949 to 2008, when they moved spring training to Arizona. This photo gallery looks back at Dodger spring training — and all those stretching exercises.

For a recent report on the old Dodgertown, check out this July 15, 2011, Dodgers Now post.

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