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This Day in Walter O’Malley History

May 11

May 11, 1950

Walter O’Malley jots in his personal appointment book, “Jackie Robinson Story — Preview” at “The Preview Theatre, 1600 Bway — 9th Floor”. “The Jackie Robinson Story” movie opened in 1950 and starred Robinson as himself, Minor Watson as Dodger President Branch Rickey and Ruby Dee as Robinson’s wife Rachel.

May 11, 1959

The Dodgers are represented at a USC Trojan Club luncheon at the Biltmore Bowl in Los Angeles by Walter O’Malley, P.R. and Promotions Director Arthur E. “Red” Patterson and by USC alumni Ron Fairly and Bob Lillis.

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