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May 1, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
We recently asked you to list your choices for the 10 greatest Dodgers of all time, and vote you did, as we received an amazing 12,231 ballots. So many people voted that we have decided to expand the list from the top 10 to the top 20. Each weekday at 11 a.m., a new player will be listed as we count down all 20. Remember, any Dodger, Brooklyn or L.A., was eligible, including managers, owners, announcers, etc. Points were assigned based on where you listed the person on the ballot.
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October 2, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Slow breaths now, find you inner calm, think gentle breezes through the pines. Vin Scully has not announced next season will be his last. Which doesn't mean it might not be, but that's the same as it's been for several years now.  Scully, 85, said he will do his annual evaluation next summer and determine if he wants to come back for another year. “I look at each year as possibly my last,” Scully said. “Next year will be no different. It all boils down to come July or August, how I feel physically.
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January 15, 1997
Walter O'Malley [the late Dodgers owner] had an unusual sense of humor. Each year, as dean of the USC School of Dentistry, I would approach O'Malley to contribute to the dental school building fund. And every year I would receive the same response: "I have two degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, John, and I'm on their board of trustees charged with raising money for Penn from Southern California." I'd always counter with, "That's true, Walter, but you earn your living in Los Angeles, not Philadelphia."
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September 23, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Famed Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully isn't so hot on the possibility that Mayor Eric Garcetti might name a street in his honor. Garcetti  discussed the possibility  of naming a street after Scully on KABC's "Eyewitness Newsmakers" program Sunday morning. The question that prompted the discussion came from Scully's daughter-in-law, Dodgers Now reported. "There's no honor that could be too great for Vin Scully, and I absolutely would love to rename a street for him,” Garcetti said.
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July 27, 2008 | Bill Plaschke
He is an older man now, weary after traveling from Dodger Stadium to a Best Western motel in upstate New York. But ask Billy DeLury to describe an important day in his life, and he brightly remembers why he made this trip. Ask him to describe a precious moment in his career, and he quickly explains why, today, for the first time in his 74 years, he will be sitting in a folding chair on a Cooperstown lawn for a Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Ask him to describe indelible, and he describes Walter O'Malley.
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October 15, 2009 | Ross Newhan
If Dodgers owners Frank and Jamie McCourt were privately outraged at Arte Moreno's gall in renaming his Orange County team the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and shoving it in their face with billboards far beyond the Orange curtain, the thread of disenchantment stretches back to the beginning of major league baseball in Southern California. According to newspaper and book accounts supported by personal recollections and interviews, the late Walter O'Malley, who moved his storied team from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1958, never wanted an American League team in what he regarded as his new, private and lucrative territory or believed the AL had legal rights to it. Peter O'Malley, Walter's son, denies those accounts, but there is no denying that Los Angeles fans also failed to show much interest in the new Los Angeles team, which retained the familiar name of the Pacific Coast League Angels but knew from the start it would have to find a home of its own. Born out of baseball's first expansion, the Angels moved from the minor league facility that was Wrigley Field in 1961 to the new Dodger Stadium as tenants in 1962 and ultimately to their own Anaheim park in 1966.
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December 3, 2006 | Bill Dwyre, Times Staff Writer
LOOKING back on it now, the Dodgers' move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in the late 1950s can be viewed in two vastly different lights: To get it done was the eighth wonder of the world. Once complete, it was the stage-setter for much that pro sports has become. To understand the story, we must first acquaint ourselves with the main mover and shaker, a man named Walter O'Malley, whose family was not that far removed in those days from County Mayo, Ireland.
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November 24, 2010 | By Claire Noland, Los Angeles Times
Danny McDevitt, who left his imprint on baseball history by pitching the last game for the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in 1957, died Saturday, two days after his 78th birthday. McDevitt, who lived in Social Circle, Ga., died at Newton Medical Center in nearby Covington, a hospital spokeswoman confirmed. The cause was not given. McDevitt was a rookie left-handed pitcher who had spent six seasons in the minor leagues for the New York Yankee and Dodger organizations before he was called up to the majors in June 1957.
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November 9, 1985
I'm wondering how Tom Lasorda would like it if I used the vulgar language in front of his wife that he uses through the season in front of my family at the ballpark. I know it wouldn't happen if Walter O'Malley were still here. FRITZ TRITTEN Long Beach
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August 4, 1990
Congratulations to Bob Oates on an excellent column regarding Al Davis and Walter O'Malley. It's pretty clear that Davis is the key to getting the Coliseum upgraded to a modern playing facility. If he leaves, as Oates explained, the arena will continue to deteriorate. Let's press forward in a last-ditch attempt to keep the Raiders here. The city will benefit in the long run, as will Southern California as a whole. BILL HETHERMAN Diamond Bar
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May 16, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
We recently asked you to list your choices for the 10 greatest Dodgers of all time, and vote you did, as we received an amazing 12,231 ballots. So many people voted that we have decided to expand the list from the top 10 to the top 20. Each weekday at 11 a.m. PDT, a new person will be listed as we count down all 20. Remember, any Dodger, Brooklyn or L.A., was eligible, including managers, owners, announcers, etc. Points were assigned based on where you listed the person on the ballot.
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July 6, 1991
William Tomicki's apology on behalf of Peter O'Malley (Viewpoint, June 28) cannot go unanswered. It is an insult to my intelligence for anyone to claim that the Dodgers are Walter O'Malley's "great gift to Los Angeles." The Dodgers are a big, profitable business, the most valuable franchise in the majors at a time an expansion franchise brings $95 million. The decision to bring the Dodgers to Los Angeles was motivated by financial gain, plain and simple. RALPH LLAMAS Glendale
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May 13, 1989
It is ironic to read about Peter O'Malley lamenting that players have the leverage in contract negotiations because of free agency. "There has to be a middle ground. There has to be a better way to compensate the players," O'Malley said. When the late Walter O'Malley was in essence a free-agent owner in 1957, he exerted plenty of leverage and little middle ground. It is true that O'Malley needed a new stadium. When the city of Los Angeles started courting the Dodgers during the 1956 World Series, it put O'Malley in a very strong negotiating position.
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