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Walter O'Malley
Birth: Oct. 9, 1903
Death: Aug. 9, 1979

Walter Francis O'Malley (1903-1979) Owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1950 to 1979 (b. October 09, 1903, Bronx County, New York City, New York, USA - d. August 09, 1979, Methodist Hospital, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street Southwest, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, 55905, USA) Social Security Number 090249001. Walter is the only child of Edwin O'Malley (1883-1955) the water commisioner of New York City and Alma Feltner (1882-1940). On September 05, 1931 Walter married Katherine (Kay) Elizabeth Hanson (1907-1979) at Saint Malachy's Church in Manhattan. He had dated Kay since high school. In 1941 Walter was appointed the attorney for the Brooklyn Dodgers and he became the president and chief stockholder on October 26, 1950. In 1957 he moved the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles after he met resistance in replacing the aging Ebbets Field stadium. He bought a property in Chavez Ravine and built a 56,000 capacity stadium for $12 million. His Los Angeles Dodgers won the Word Series in 1959, 1963, and 1965. On March 17, 1970 Walter turned over the presidency of the team to his son, Peter O'Malley. Walter was diagnosed with cancer and sought treatment at the Mayo Clinic and on July 12, 1979, less than a month before his own death, his wife, Kay died. Walter died of congestive heart failure on August 09, 1979 and he is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. His obituary appeared in the New York Times on August 10, 1979. Baseball historian Andy McCue has written a biography of Walter O'Malley. (bio by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )) 
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Culver City
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section P, Lot 526, Grave 5
 
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Record added: Apr 29, 1999
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Walter O'Malley
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
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