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This Day in Walter O’Malley History

May 5

May 5, 1925

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Walter O’Malley is named senior class president at the University of Pennsylvania. He was previously elected as Penn’s junior class president, thus becoming the first two-time class president there in 25 years.

May 5, 1965

Robert P. Sutton, Vice President and General Manager of KNX Radio in Los Angeles, congratulates Walter O’Malley on becoming a member of the Board of KFI, a rival radio station which carries the Dodger broadcasts.

May 5, 1967

Walter O’Malley meets with Bob Selleck, real estate investor, at Dodger Stadium. Selleck is the father of Emmy® award-winning television star Tom Selleck and Robert Selleck, Jr., who was a pitcher in the Dodger organization. Bob Selleck served as a first vice president of Coldwell Banker realtors and was assisting O’Malley with Los Angeles property.

May 5, 1971

Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, renowned heldentenor Lauritz Melchior and Emmett Ashford, the first African-American umpire in the majors, enjoy a game at Dodger Stadium as guests of Walter O’Malley in the Chairman’s Box.

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