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This Day in Walter O’Malley History

November 20

November 20, 1977

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Walter O’Malley attends a reception for former United States President Gerald Ford at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Ford was the 38th U.S. President from August 1974 to January 1977.

November 20, 1984

Former San Francisco Mayor George Christopher writes a letter to Peter O’Malley, Walter’s son, regarding a gift that was presented to him by former Los Angeles County Supervisor Warren Dorn. “During a banquet sponsored by the Axios Society of Los Angeles in my honor, our mutual friend Warren Dorn presented me with a Dodger uniform in your behalf, and this is to thank you for your generosity,” writes Christopher. “I might add here that I have fond remembrances of your great father, and recall vividly the many hours I spent with him and Horace Stoneham, during the days we were negotiating a transfer of the Dodgers and Giants to the West Coast. I have repeatedly stated in public that your father was one of the finest gentleman I had ever met during my Mayoralty. Thanks again for the Dodger uniform, and if I ever get reckless enough, I’ll wear it at a Giant game in San Francisco.”

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