O'Malley, Walter

O'Malley, Walter (Francis)

(1903–79) baseball executive; born in New York City. He was the owner of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1950–70). His decision to move the franchise from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1958 was controversial but it proved to be eminently successful. His son, Peter O'Malley, assumed the presidency of the Dodgers in 1970.
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