Peter O’Malley

Peter O'Malley
Birthdate 12/12/1937
Death Date
Debut Year 1970
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's father Walter ran the team in Brooklyn and moved the Dodgers to LA in 1958

Peter's father Walter ran the team in Brooklyn and moved the Dodgers to LA in 1958

Owner of the Dodgers in both Brooklyn and Los Angeles, 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
Peter O'Malley elevated the Dodger franchise into a new era

Peter O'Malley elevated the Dodger franchise into a new era

The presidency of the Dodgers changed hands in 1970 from Hall of Fame owner Walter O’Malley to his son Peter. Under the younger O’Malley, the Dodgers ascended to new heights. The team reached the World Series three times in the decade. Fans packed the stands like never before. In 1977, the Dodgers broke the MLB attendance record
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. Peter O’Malley agreed to this help the cause. He writes, “Brooks, to help out the youth today is in my heart. If only on
The O'Malley era of Dodger baseball ended on September 27, 1998

The O'Malley era of Dodger baseball ended on September 27, 1998

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 and
Peter O'Malley was the Dodger president from 3/17/1970-9/27/1998

Peter O'Malley was the Dodger president from 3/17/1970-9/27/1998

Walter O’Malley turned over the presidency of the Dodgers to his son Peter on St. Patrick’s Day, 1970. Under Peter’s leadership 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 fi
The Dodgers had an O'Malley as president from 1950-1998

The Dodgers had an O'Malley as president from 1950-1998

In this letter dated July 22, 2021 Peter O’Malley reflects on his family’s nearly half-century stewardship of the Dodger franchise. “Our family is really fortunate to have so many extraordinary memories of when we were responsible for the Dodgers. My dad was president from 1950-197

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