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This Day in Walter O’Malley History

January 21

January 21, 1948

At the Board of Directors Meeting with Branch Rickey, John L. Smith and Walter O’Malley in attendance at 215 Montague Street in Brooklyn, O’Malley presented a proposal of the U.S. Rubber Company to install “canvas covered (sponge) rubber pads for the outfield walls.” The proposed safety measure was unanimously approved at a cost not to exceed $5,000.

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