O'Malley Collection on Display at These Museums
Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY
(“Until Everyone Has it Made: Jackie Robinson’s Legacy, Special Exhibit, April 5, 2017-June 2018)
*1947 Brooklyn Dodger team autographed baseball, including Jackie Robinson’s signature on the “sweet spot.”
*Original 1946 Montreal Royals program from Daytona Beach, FL when Jackie Robinson was wearing uniform number 9, not his familiar and now MLB retired uniform number 42.
*Original 1947 Dodger Spring Training program from Havana, Cuba at Gran Stadium, where Jackie Robinson trained with the Montreal Royals in anticipation of his call-up to the major league Dodger roster for Opening Day on April 15, 1947. Robinson was wearing uniform number 9 that spring.
*1947 Brooklyn Dodger National League Championship black bat produced by Louisville Slugger in commemoration of the championship and was awarded to players, coaches and executives, a tradition started in 1934.
*Quick, News weekly magazine from October 6, 1952, with Jackie Robinson on the full-color cover at Ebbets Field.
*October 30, 1950 newspaper clipping from the New York Sun in which Dodger President Walter O’Malley states, “prejudices have no place in society – and certainly not in sports.”
*Black and white photographs of Jackie Robinson from the O’Malley family collection.
*Original black and white postcard with a photograph of Jackie Robinson and teammate Pee Wee Reese making a double play. On the front of the postcard is a note from Robinson, “We’ll nail them both in ’52; the pennant and the World Series” with his printed signature.
(“Home Base: Memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field” special exhibit, 2010-2012)
*O'Malley's master key for Dodger Stadium with O'Malley's name engraved on it.
*O'Malley's shovel used during groundbreaking ceremonies for Dodger Stadium on September 17, 1959.
*O'Malley's 1963 World Series ring, with a large "4" etched on the shank, representing the four-game sweep of the New York Yankees.
*A hand-carved and painted model of the Dodger-owned Lockheed Electra II airplane, named "Kay O'" in honor of O'Malley's wife Kay, and used to transport the Dodgers from 1962-70.
*O'Malley's Executive Box, Seat No. 1 ticket to Opening Day of Dodger Stadium on April 10, 1962, which is inscribed to his wife Kay.
*Four autographed Sandy Koufax baseballs - one from each of his Dodger no-hitters, including his perfect game on September 9, 1965 - personalized to O'Malley.
*The "Spoon Man" Award presented to O'Malley, honoring him as the outstanding overall student of the 1926 class at the University of Pennsylvania.Back to top