New Haven Represented in the Majors

Chris Schnabel

The University of New Haven will have representation in the majors as Dave Wallace moves in to coach in Baltimore.

 

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Former Charger, class of 1969, Wallace has been hired by the Baltimore Orioles to be their new pitching coach for the upcoming major league baseball season.

Wallace won a World Series as the pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox in 2004 and most recently worked as a minor league pitching coach for the Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners.

In 2001 Wallace served as the interim general manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has also been a part of the Mets organization.

Wallace was a dominant pitcher at UNH with a 24-6 record and posted a 2.19 ERA in his three-year career. He also was the leading force for Coach Frank Vieira’s 1966 team to reach the College World Series. The Philadelphia Phillies signed him as a free agent in 1969.

Wallace will be taking over for Bill Castro on a Baltimore team that went 85-77 and finished fourth in the tough American League East. The pitching under Castro was ranked 23rd in ERA (4.20), 24th in batting average against (.259), 20th in WHIP (1.32) and all categories were led by starter Chris Tillman.