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Encyclopedia > Walter Francis O'Malley
Walter Francis O'Malley
O'Malley circa 1940-1950
Born October 9, 1903
Bronx
Died August 9, 1979 (aged 75)
Mayo Clinic
Occupation Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers
Spouse Katherine Elizabeth Hanson (1907-1979)
Parents Edwin Joseph O'Malley
Alma Feltner (1882-1940)
Children Theresa O'Malley Seidler
Peter O'Malley

Walter Francis O'Malley (October 9, 1903August 9, 1979) was an American sports executive who owned the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers team in Major League Baseball from 1950 to 1979. In 1958 he brought major league baseball to the West Coast, moving the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.[1] Walter Francis OMalley (1903-1979) circa 1940-1950. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Main campus in downtown Rochester, Minnesota. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... Edwin Joseph OMalley (August 23, 1881 – April 10, 1953) was the Commissioner of Public Markets for New York City. ... Peter OMalley (born in December 12, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY) was the President and owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...

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Early years

Walter O'Malley was the only child of Edwin Joseph O'Malley (1883-1955), who was working as a cotton goods salesman in the Bronx in 1903, but would later become the Commissioner of Public Markets for New York City. Walter's mother was Alma Feltner (1882-1940).[2] Edwin Joseph OMalley (1883-1955) circa 1905 Edwin Joseph OMalley (August 23, 1881 - April 10, 1955) was the Commissioner of Public Markets for New York City. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... Edwin Joseph OMalley (1883-1955) circa 1905 The Commissioner of Public Markets, Weights, and Measures of the City of New York was a cabinet level post appointed by the mayor of New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


O'Malley attended the Jamaica High School in Queens and then the Culver Academy in Indiana. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1926. He then attended Columbia University in New York City, but after his family lost their money in the Wall Street Crash of 1929, he switched to attending night classes at Fordham University. He completed his law degree in 1930 at Fordham Law, and then worked as an assistant engineer for the New York Subway. He then worked for Thomas F. Riley who owned the Riley Drilling Company and they formed the partnership of Riley and O'Malley. With the help of Walter's father's political connections, the company received contracts from the New York Telephone Company and the New York City Board of Education to perform geological surveys. Walter then started the Walter F. O'Malley Engineering Company, and published the Subcontractors Register with his uncle, Joseph O'Malley (1893-1985).[1] Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City, USA. Geographically the largest borough in the city, Queens is home to many immigrants and the two major airports. ... The Culver Academies are independent college preparatory boarding schools comprised of Culver Military Academy and Culver Girls Academy in Culver, Indiana, USA. Henry Harrison Culver first founded Culver Military Academy in 1894 for the purpose of thoroughly preparing young men for the best colleges, scientific schools and businesses of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Crowd gathering on Wall Street. ... Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[2]in the United States, with three residential campuses located in and around New York City. ... Fordham University School of Law, commonly known as Fordham Law or Fordham Law School, is a part of Fordham University and is one of eight ABA-approved law schools in New York City. ... The New York Telephone Company (NYTel) was organized in 1896, taking over the New York City operations of the American Bell Telephone Company. ... The New York City Department of Education is a department of the City of New York in the State of New York, United States. ... 1937 edition of the Subcontractors Register The Subcontractors Register for the Allied Building Trades was a directory of subcontractors for the New York City area, listing companies by their trade. ...


On September 5, 1931, he married Katherine Elizabeth Hanson (1907-1979), whom he had dated since high school, at Saint Malachy's Roman Catholic Church in Manhattan. They had two children, Theresa O'Malley Seidler (1933- ) and Peter O'Malley (1937- ). Kay had been diagnosed with laryngeal cancer in 1927 before the engagement and had to have her larynx removed. She was unable to speak above a whisper the rest of her life.[1] [3] September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Saint Malachys Roman Catholic Church is in Manhattan on West 49th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. ... Manhattan is a borough of New York City, New York, USA, coterminous with New York County. ... Peter OMalley (born in December 12, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY) was the President and owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Cancer of the larynx also may be called laryngeal cancer. ... The larynx (plural larynges), colloquially known as the voicebox, is an organ in the neck of mammals involved in protection of the trachea and sound production. ...


Dodgers

In 1933 Walter met George V. McLaughlin who was president of the Brooklyn Trust Company. It was through George that Walter was brought into the financial arrangements for Ebbets Field in 1940.[1] George Vincent McLaughlin (May 20, 1887 – December 7, 1967) was President of the Brooklyn Trust Company; New York City Police Commissioner; State Superintendent of Banks; and Vice Chairman of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority. ... Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball park located in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York. ...


In 1942 he was appointed the attorney for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and he became the president and chief stockholder on October 26, 1950, taking over for Branch Rickey, who was a trailblazer in baseball by instituting the farm system and breaking the racial barrier with Jackie Robinson.[4] October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // August 23 — European Championships Marathon, Brussels, Belgium Mens Winner: Jack Holden (ENG) 2:32:14 December 10 — Fukuoka Marathon, Japan Mens Winner: Shunji Koyanagi (JPN) 2:30:47 May 21 — United States Mens Winner: [[ur mom]|ur dad & ur dog]] — 2:45:55 July 22 — Netherlands Men... 1914 E145 Crackerjack Branch Rickey; as a member of the St. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American Major League Baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ...


The Dodgers remained successful under O'Malley's leadership, winning National League pennants in 1952, 1953, 1955, and 1956. In 1955, the team overcame decades of frustration by winning the World Series for the first time in the franchise history. Dodgers' attendance was declining, from a peak of 1.7 million in 1946 and 1947 to just over one-million per year in the mid-50s. Saddled with a beloved-but-aging stadium, O'Malley tried to raise the capital and political backing to build a new ballpark elsewhere in Brooklyn. When that failed, he began looking at moving the team to Los Angeles, then virgin territory for major league baseball.[1] See also: 1954 in sports, other events of 1955, 1956 in sports and the list of years in sports. // [edit] Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Tim Flock AAA Racing: Bob Sweikert won the Indianapolis 500 Bob Sweikert won the season championship Formula One Championship - Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina 24 hours... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ...


Following the 1957 season, he moved the Dodgers to Los Angeles. The move enraged millions of the team's Brooklyn snd New York fans. O'Malley was sold a property in Chavez Ravine by the Los Angeles city government and built the 56,000 capacity Dodger Stadium for $12 million. The Dodgers were soon drawing more than two-million fans a year. They remained successful on the field as well, winning the World Series in 1959, 1963, and 1965. The Los Angeles Angels also played in Dodger Stadium for their first 4 years.[5] Dodger Stadium has been the home of the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball team since 1962. ... Dodger Stadium is a large outdoor baseball stadium in Los Angeles, California at Chávez Ravine. ... The 1959 World Series featured the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had won their first pennant since moving from Brooklyn in 1958 by defeating the Milwaukee Braves 2-0 in a three-game pennant playoff, and the Chicago White Sox, who had earned their first pennant in the 40 years since... The 1963 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers sweeping the Series in four games to capture their second title in five years. ... The 1965 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers against the American League champion Minnesota Twins, who had won their first pennant since 1933 when the team was known as the Washington Senators. ... The term Los Angeles Angels refers to two professional baseball teams: 1. ... Dodger Stadium is a large outdoor baseball stadium in Los Angeles, California at Chávez Ravine. ...


On March 17, 1970, Walter turned over the presidency of the team to his son Peter. Peter O'Malley held the position until 1998 when the team was sold to Rupert Murdoch.[6] is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1969 in sports, other events of 1970, 1971 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Pete Hamilton won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Isaac Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... Peter OMalley (born in December 12, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY) was the President and owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, KCSG (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian born United States citizen who is a global media executive and is the controlling shareholder, chairman and managing director of News Corporation, based in New York. ...


Death

Walter O'Malley was diagnosed with cancer, and sought treatment at the Mayo Clinic, then his wife Kay died.[7] He died of congestive heart failure on August 9, 1979 and was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.[8] Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... Main campus in downtown Rochester, Minnesota. ... Congestive heart failure (CHF), also called congestive cardiac failure (CCF) or just heart failure, is a condition that can result from any structural or functional cardiac disorder that impairs the ability of the heart to fill with or pump a sufficient amount of blood throughout the body. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Holy Cross Cemetery is located at 5835 W. Slauson Avenue in Culver City, California. ... Motto: The Heart of Screenland Location of Culver City in California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1917-09-07 [2] Government  - City Manager Jerry Fulwood [1] Area  - City  5. ...


Timeline

New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[2]in the United States, with three residential campuses located in and around New York City. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Peter OMalley (born in December 12, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY) was the President and owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League Baseball team that played from 1890-1957. ... October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Edwin Joseph OMalley (August 23, 1881 – April 10, 1953) was the Commissioner of Public Markets for New York City. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Peter OMalley (born in December 12, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY) was the President and owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... July 12 is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Main campus in downtown Rochester, Minnesota. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Popular culture

O'Malley was mentioned several times in Danny Kaye's 1962 song tribute, The Los Angeles Dodgers, which spins a tale of a fantasy game between the Dodgers and the Giants. At one point, the umpire's call goes against the home team: Kaye entertaining U.S. troops at Sasebo, Japan, 25 Oct 1945 David Daniel Kaminsky, known as Danny Kaye (January 18, 1913 – March 3, 1987) was an American actor, singer and comedian. ...

Down in the dugout, Alston glowers
Up in the booth, Vin Scully frowns;
Out in the stands, O'Malley grins...
Attendance 50,000!

Walter Emmons Alston (December 1, 1911 - October 1, 1984) was an American baseball player and manager. ... Vincent Edward Vin Scully (born November 29, 1927, in The Bronx, New York) is an American sportscaster, known primarily as the play-by-play voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball teams. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Walter O'Malley. Retrieved on 2007-02-14.
  2. ^ "Walter in Wonderland", Time (magazine). Retrieved on 2007-02-14. 
  3. ^ "Daughter to Mrs. W.F. O'Malley.", New York Times, May 24, 1933. Retrieved on 2007-02-14. 
  4. ^ "O'Malley Elected To Succeed Rickey As Dodger President; Rickey Congratulates His Successor. Branch Rickey, baseball's 69 year-old wizard, "resigned" the presidency of the Brooklyn Dodgers yesterday and Walter F. O'Malley, 47-year-old Brooklyn lawyer, was elected to succeed him.", New York Times, October 27, 1950. Retrieved on 2007-02-14. 
  5. ^ "Mayor Is Blamed For Dodger Move; City Administration Scored By G.O.P.-O'Malley Tie To Transit Unit Cited Authority Defends Contract. Republican spokesmen yesterday blamed Mayor Wagner for the loss of the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles.", New York Times, October 10, 1957. Retrieved on 2007-02-14. 
  6. ^ "Peter O'Malley, 30-year old son of the president, Walter F. O'Malley, was promoted today to the post of executive vice president of the Los Angeles Dodgers.", New York Times, December 19, 1968. Retrieved on 2007-02-14. 
  7. ^ "Walter O'Malley, chairman of the board of the Los Angeles Dodgers, was admitted to Methodist Hospital in Rochester.", New York Times, February 24, 1978. Retrieved on 2007-02-14. 
  8. ^ "Walter F. O'Malley, Leader of Dodgers' Move to Los Angeles, Dies at 75. Unqualified Success. Walter F. O'Malley, the man who took the Dodgers out of Brooklyn and opened the West Coast to major league baseball, died yesterday in Rochester, Minnesota. He was 75 years old.", New York Times, August 10, 1979. Retrieved on 2007-02-14. 

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Preceded by
Branch Rickey
President of the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers
1950-1970
Succeeded by
Peter O'Malley

 
 

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