Walter O’Malley

December 3, 2008 – Baseball pioneer Walter O’Malley is elected to the Hall of Fame by the veterans committee in the class of executives and managers. O’Malley was the president of the Dodgers from 1950-70 and later served as chairman of the board until his passing in 1979. His son, Peter O’Malley, was the Dodger team president from 1970-98. Walter O’Malley began his association with the ballclub in 1933 as a lawyer for the Brooklyn Trust Company, which owned the estate of Charles Ebbets and half of the Dodger franchise.

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