A Florida Heritage Landmark
Historic Dodgertown

The O'Malley Collection on Display

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.  

Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY (An exhibit in 2010-2012 featuring)
1) 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Championship black bat. 2) 1931 Ebbets Field blueprint showing surrounding streets. 3) John Cullen Murphy’s original color framed artwork of Walter O’Malley, Walter Alston, Ebbets Field, Duke Snider and Pee Wee Reese. The artwork shows O’Malley’s plan to replace aging Ebbets Field with a new domed stadium for the Dodgers in Brooklyn. Artwork was displayed originally in Sport magazine in July 1957. 4) 1949 World Series ticket for Game 4 on October 8 at Ebbets Field between the Dodgers and the New York Yankees. The ticket was for Private Box 100. 5) A famous color photo of some of the Dodgers’ all-time great players talking around the batting cage at Ebbets Field (L-R: Pee Wee Reese, Carl Furillo, Jackie Robinson, Carl Erskine, Gil Hodges, Don Newcombe, Duke Snider and Roy Campanella). 6) A framed color photo of the interior of Ebbets Field, showing ads in the outfield and a portion of the famous scoreboard in right field. 7) Original Brooklyn Ball Club (Dodgers) stock certificate issued to Charles H. for 62 shares in the Dodgers on October 11, 1907. 8) Black and white photograph of Marvin Kratter (right) with Buzzie Bavasi, signing a contract for the sale of Ebbets Field on October 30, 1956. 9) Original letter sent by Los Angeles City Councilmember Rosalind Wiener Wyman on September 1, 1955 to Dodger owner Walter O’Malley expressing her desire to meet with him along with councilmember Edward Roybal in New York. 10) Carbon copy of letter sent by Dodger owner Walter O’Malley to Los Angeles City Councilmember Rosalind Wiener Wyman on September 7, 1955 responding to her request to meet with him in New York. 11) Black and white photograph from 1955 of Dodger owner Walter O’Malley and R. Buckminster Fuller looking inside a large-scale model of the proposed domed stadium for the Dodgers to be privately built by O’Malley at the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues in Brooklyn. 12) Black and white photography of Dodger owner Walter O’Malley, who inspects a model of a proposed new domed stadium for the Dodgers in Brooklyn with city officials and business leaders on February 28, 1956 (L-R: Thomas Goodfellow, President, Long Island Railroad; Robert Moses, Parks Commissioner for the City of New York; Bernard Gimbel, President, New York Convention Bureau; O’Malley; and John McGrath, attorney for the committee studying the site for a new stadium in Brooklyn. 13) Original copy of Sport magazine from July 1957, which includes the artwork of John Cullen Murphy showing Walter O’Malley and his idea of a domed stadium in Brooklyn for the Dodgers to replace aging Ebbets Field.