Press Release redesigned; New features added has added new features and has been refreshed to state-of-the-art functionality for mobile devices, it was announced today by Brent Shyer, executive producer. Originally debuted October 9, 2003 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of longtime Dodger owner Walter O’Malley, the site shares a comprehensive history of his life and extraordinary career.

“The expanded and mobile-friendly will be easier to access and is more informative,” said Peter O’Malley, President, Los Angeles Dodgers, 1970-1998. “Historic documents are available to read which were important in my Dad’s unprecedented 10-year effort to stay in Brooklyn.”

One of the largest known biographical websites, with more than a thousand pages, centralizes the story of visionary Walter O’Malley and offers a rich multimedia experience. In 2008, O’Malley was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the executive category.

New features include:

  • Important Dodger “firsts”

  • A detailed timeline of O’Malley’s 10-year effort to keep the Dodgers in Brooklyn and privately build a new domed stadium

  • An overview and extensive timeline of Chavez Ravine

  • The Opposition Against 1958 “Proposition B”

  • Steven Keylon’s story about the roots of the beautiful landscaping at Dodger Stadium

  • Excerpts from academic historian Jerald Podair’s award-winning book “City of Dreams, Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles”

Popular locations of the site include:

  • Historic documents, including personal and business correspondence

  • Photo galleries

  • History of privately building Dodger Stadium

  • Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida

  • Audio and video clips

  • International trips and friendships

  • L.A. Councilmember Rosalind Wyman’s involvement to attract the Dodgers

  • Reference biography on O’Malley

  • “This Month in Walter O’Malley History”

  • Dodger-owned airplanes

  • Features on championship teams and World Championship rings

  • The first Dodger game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1958

  • When the Beatles Rocked Dodger Stadium

In 2006, the website was honored by WebAward as the Outstanding Website in the sports category. Adam King serves as the site’s designer and art director, while Happy Tsugawa-Banta at Hero Studios is the website developer.