Tag Archives: Walter O’Malley

‘Discovering’ Chavez Ravine

By Keith ThursbyTimes staff writer The Times published a tidbit about the Hollywood Stars and their owner, Bob Cobb, that made me go looking deeper for more details. Jeane Hoffman reported that Cobb "discovered" Chavez Ravine as a potential home … Continue reading

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Dodgers show patience

  June 20, 1958 By Keith Thursby Times staff writer ometimes it’s best to do nothing. Baseball teams fire managers all the time but Dodger owner Walter O’Malley publicly defended his manager, Walter Alston, despite the team’s last-place standing. "We … Continue reading

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New home for Dodgers

June 5, 1958 By Keith Thursby Times staff writer So it was close, but a win is a win. A day later, participants in both sides of the battle over building a baseball stadium in Chavez Ravine seemed to agree … Continue reading

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Dodgers leading

June 4, 1958 By Keith ThursbyTimes staff writer Too close to call? The election night story on Prop. B, the controversial measure to approve building a baseball stadium at Chavez Ravine, didn’t have a lot of details. That might have … Continue reading

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Dodgers TV marathon

Photograph by the Los Angeles Times From left, Danny Thomas, Walter O’Malley and Bill Frawley at the "Dodgerthon." June 2, 1958 By Keith Thursby Times staff writer Now batting for the Dodgers, Ronald Reagan. The future president and California governor … Continue reading

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Dodgers Dig In

May 27, 1958 By Keith ThursbyTimes staff writer Walter O’Malley wanted it clearly understood he wasn’t going anywhere. "The players and our staff want to stay in Los Angeles. We like the location, the weather, the fans and the attendance … Continue reading

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Dodgers!

Footnotes to history: The three council members voting against the resolution to offer a deal to the Dodgers were Earle Baker, Patrick McGee and Edward R. Roybal. Councilman John Holland originally opposed the resolution but changed his vote in hopes … Continue reading

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Dodgers are coming to L.A.?

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Dodgers Staying in Brooklyn

July 15, 1957Los Angeles Not so fast, Los Angeles. The Bums aren’t coming!

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Crazy O’Malley

Dear Walter, What’s this I hear about you looking over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to play baseball? You must be joking! Do you know how far it would be from home plate to the left field wall? 250 feet!

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