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O'Malley Passes Dodgers' Leadership to Son

March 17, 1970

Walter O'Malley passed leadership of the Dodgers to his 32-year-old son, Peter, who became the youngest president of any major league team.

Walter O'Malley, 66, became the team's chairman of the board.

Peter O'Malley had served several jobs with the Dodgers, including general manager of the team's Spokane farm club and vice president of Dodger Stadium operations.

In an interview with The Times, Peter O'Malley said he was against interleague play, did not expect expansion in the future and "will soon announce several programs designed to bring the fan closer to the player."

And one other thing: "I'm predicting a pennant for the Dodgers in 1970."

--Keith Thursby

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