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This Day in Walter O’Malley History

April 23

April 23, 1943

Walter O’Malley travels to La Porte, Indiana for a Board of Directors meeting of the civil engineering firm Todd & Brown, Inc., operators of the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant. During World War II, the Kingsbury plant assembled and produced more than $500 million worth of ammunition of all types. New York-based Todd & Brown also supervised the building of New York’s Rockefeller Center and Virginia’s Old Williamsburg.

April 23, 1948

In his personal appointment book, Walter O’Malley writes “Opening Game @ Brooklyn.” The Dodgers play their home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies at Ebbets Field, losing 10-2.

April 23, 1962

Walter O’Malley and the debut of Dodger Stadium are the topic of a feature article in this week’s edition of Sports Illustrated.

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