SABR member Peter O’Malley honored by government of Japan

From the South Pasadena Review on May 7, 2015, on SABR member Peter O’Malley:

Peter O’Malley, Chairman of Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida and president of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1970-1998, received the high honor of “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon” from the Government of Japan, conferred by Emperor Akihito. Conferment ceremonies for the Spring 2015 Decorations will be held in Los Angeles in conjunction with Harry H. Horinouchi, Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles, it was announced today.

The Government of Japan established The Order of the Rising Sun on April 10, 1875 and was the first national decoration awarded. The Order, highest for a citizen not from Japan, with its rays of sunlight from the rising sun is awarded to those who have “distinguished achievements in international relations, promotion of Japanese culture, advancements in their field, development in welfare or preservation of the environment.”

The award is in recognition of the contributions O’Malley has made for 60 years to promoting friendly relations through baseball between Japan and the United States and the development of Japan’s baseball world.

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Originally published: May 7, 2015. Last Updated: May 7, 2015.