Rosalind Wyman lifeless: She helped deliver Dodgers to L.A.


Rosalind Wyman, the youngest individual ever elected to the Los Angeles Metropolis Council, at age 22 in 1953, was finest recognized for protecting an uncommon marketing campaign promise — vowing to deliver Main League Baseball to Los Angeles.

It took months of negotiations with the Dodgers’ mercurial proprietor, Walter O’Malley, earlier than he lastly agreed to uproot the group from Brooklyn and head to L.A., the opening chapter in what would change into the westward migration {of professional} sports activities groups.

“With out Rosalind Wyman, the Dodgers wouldn’t be in Los Angeles, and the stadium wouldn’t have been constructed,” O’Malley’s son and former group proprietor Peter O’Malley as soon as advised The Occasions.

A California political insider and energy dealer for greater than a half-century and solely the second girl elected to the Metropolis Council, Wyman died late Wednesday at her residence in Bel-Air , her household mentioned in a press release. She was 92.

President Walter O’Malley, in entrance of an airplane engine, of the brand new Los Angeles Dodgers grins on the spectators and newsmen available to greet him and different Dodger officers arriving Oct. 23, 1957, in Los Angeles to arrange enterprise. To his left are Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn and Metropolis Councilwoman Rosalind Wyman.

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Walter O'Malley stands between Kenneth Hahn and Rosalind Wyman as they hold up a document.

Walter O’Malley stands between nation Supervisor Kenneth Hahn and Metropolis Councilwoman Rosalind Wyman on Oct. 23, 1957, as he stepped from a non-public aircraft marked “Los Angeles Dodgers” to an enormous civic welcome at Los Angeles Worldwide Airport. Hundred of spectators had been available, plus about 200 newsmen and two bands. O’Malley and a gaggle of Dodgers officers had been arriving to arrange enterprise in Los Angeles.

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A woman crouches near some sticks standing upright in the grass in a stadium.

Rosalind Wyman checking residence base on the Los Angeles Coliseum on March 5, 1958.

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Rosalind Wyman in the stands of a coliseum while workers and vehicles were below

Rosalind Wyman checking the work and the final view on the L.A. Coliseum for the Dodgers on March 5, 1958.

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Walter O'Malley throwing out a baseball while descending airplane stairs as a woman watches.

The Dodgers’ Walter O’Malley throws out a baseball from the steps of a aircraft upon arriving in L.A. in 1958 whereas Rosalind Wyman and others watch.

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Rosalind Wyman wearing a baseball hat with "Bums" on it.

Rosalind Wyman carrying a baseball hat Oct. 7, 1957.

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Rafer Johnson receives resolution from a man and a woman while his parents watch.

Standout UCLA athlete Rafer Johnson receives a decision from Councilwoman Rosalind Wyman along with his mother and father watching and Los Angeles Mayor Norris Poulson, left, in August 1958.

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A woman in white hair holds a frame with three photos of a pitcher pitching.

Rosalind Wyman received a seat on the Los Angeles Metropolis Council when she was simply 22 in 1953. A couple of years later she helped deliver the then-Brooklyn Dodgers to their present residence at Chavez Ravine. In Could 2016, she holds pictures of Sandy Koufax pitching in 1966.

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Wyman holds an enlarged photo of herself and a man while standing near other photos.

In Could 2016, Rosalind Wyman holds a print of herself and Dodger proprietor Peter O’Malley.

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Tommy Lasorda holds Rosalind Wyman's hand and they talk in stadium stands.

Former Dodgers supervisor Tommy Lasorda talks with Rosalind Wyman earlier than the Dodgers sport with the Atlanta Braves in Recreation 1 of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Oct. 4, 2018.

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Two men shake hands while a woman watches as people fill the stands behind them at a baseball stadium.

Former Dodgers proprietor Peter O’Malley, proper, shakes fingers with former Dodger Wally Moon, left, as former metropolis council member Roz Wyman seems on in the course of the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Dodger Stadium earlier than a gap day baseball sport in opposition to the Pittsburgh Pirates in Los Angeles on April 10, 2012.

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Billie Jean King, left, talks with Rosalind Wyman before a Dodgers in 2018.

Billie Jean King, left, talks with Rosalind Wyman earlier than a Dodgers in 2018.

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A man shakes hands with a woman across a barrier separating the stadium stands from the baseball field.

Dodgers co-owner Stan Kasten greets former L.A. Metropolis Councilwoman Rosalind Wyman earlier than the sport in Dodger Stadium in opposition to the Giants on Could 7, 2012.

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