Peter O’Malley

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Birthdate12/12/1937
Death Date
Debut Year1970
Year of Induction
Teams Dodgers
Positions Executive, Owner

Peter O’Malley served as president of the Dodgers from 1970-98 and succeeded his father as owner of the club in 1979. He sold the team in ’98.

 

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Peter O'Malley writes to a collector about old contracts and correspondence

Peter O'Malley writes to a collector about old contracts and correspondence

Imagine having all of the contracts and correspondence between the Dodgers and their players. Apparently that’s what a Illinois fan wanted when he wrote to Dodger president Peter O’Malley. In this letter dated February 8, 1974, O’Malley writes in part, “Please understand that
Peter O'Malley agrees to lend his name to the Babe Ruth Foundation Advisory Board in 1977

Peter O'Malley agrees to lend his name to the Babe Ruth Foundation Advisory Board in 1977

In 1977 Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson mailed current and former stars of the game requesting their consent to lend their name to the Babe Ruth Advisory Board. O’Malley agreed to this, writing, “Brooks, to help out the youth today is in my heart. If only one of those kids becomes
Closeup of Peter O'Malley's Dodger Stadium return address for Babe Ruth Foundation

Closeup of Peter O'Malley's Dodger Stadium return address for Babe Ruth Foundation

Peter O’Malley carried on the family name with pride once his father turned over the Dodger presidency to him. Shown here is a closeup of Peter’s signature on the bottom of the Babe Ruth Foundation Below that is his address — Dodger Stadium 1000 Elysian Park, Los Angeles, Californi
Peter O'Malley business card as President of the Dodgers

Peter O'Malley business card as President of the Dodgers

Under the leadership of Peter O’Malley the Dodgers remained a first-division club. From 1979 when he assumed the Dodger presidency until 1998 when he sold the franchise, the Dodgers finished first six times and won the World Series twice. Peter O’Malley was also at the forefront of the e
Peter O'Malley signed ticket on last day of O'Malley ownership of the Dodgers

Peter O'Malley signed ticket on last day of O'Malley ownership of the Dodgers

Walter O’Malley turned over the presidency of the Dodgers to his son Peter on St. Patrick’s Day, 1970. Under Peter’s stewardship the team won World Series championships in 1981 and 1988 and was a box office hit. The franchise was the first to draw three million fans
Los Angeles Dodgers check signed by Walter O'Malley

Los Angeles Dodgers check signed by Walter O'Malley

Revered by many and vilified by some, Walter O’Malley was one of the most influential owners in the history of Major League Baseball. Shown here is a check drawn on the Los Angeles Dodgers account made out December 15, 1958 to the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles. O’Malley moved

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