L-R: Tsuneo Sogawa, Dean, School of Sports Science, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan; cheerleaders from Waseda; Peter O'Malley; U.S. General and former Secretary of State Colin Powell; Takayasu Okushima, President, Waseda University, cheerleaders.
On October 18, 2007, U.S. General and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell gave the ninth lecture for the Akihiro "Ike" Ikuhara and Peter O'Malley Memorial Sports Management Class at Waseda University, Tokyo Japan. A total of 12 classes were held and developed by O'Malley in honor and recognition of his longtime assistant Ikuhara.

Dodger Milestones in the Development of International Baseball During the O’Malley Era: The 2000s

Researched and edited by Brent Shyer and Robert Schweppe

  • Peter O’Malley travels to Sydney, Australia to watch baseball competition in the Olympic Games. Hall of Fame Dodger Manager Tommy Lasorda leads the USA team to a gold medal

  • Pitcher Chan Ho Park becomes the first South Korea-born player to appear in a major league All-Star Game

  • Longtime Dodger executive Akihiro “Ike” Ikuhara was unanimously voted into the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame as a posthumous selection. Ikuhara is the first Major League Baseball executive to be elected into the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame

  • Peter O’Malley sponsors and develops the inaugural Akihiro “Ike” Ikuhara and Peter O’Malley Memorial Sports Management Class at prestigious Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. O’Malley was interested in helping students develop skills for careers in sports management and arranges for 12 lectures with prominent speakers, including two U.S. Presidents, through 2009

  • Ichiro Suzuki said his idea to play in MLB has to give credit to Hideo Nomo. “When I began, I never thought about it much. A really big influence was when (Hideo) Nomo signed a contract to play in the major leagues with the Dodgers. Up until then, it was merely an image in my mind, but when I saw Nomo play on television, the thought of playing in America became much clearer.” Jeff Idelson, “Memories and Dreams,” National Baseball Hall of Fame magazine, July/August 2006