David William Wallace
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 185 lb.
- School New Haven College
- High School Sacred Heart High School (Waterbury)
- Debut July 18, 1973
- Final Game May 19, 1978
- Born September 7, 1947 in Waterbury, CT USA
Pitcher Dave Wallace played in the Philadelphia Phillies (1970-1977), Toronto Blue Jays (1978) and Boston Red Sox (1979) chains. He pitched in the major leagues during parts of three seasons, including 6 games for the Blue Jays in 1978.
Wallace retired after the 1979 season, and coached the Vero Beach Dodgers (1981-1982), San Antonio Dodgers (1983), and Albuquerque Dukes (1984-1986). He was the Los Angeles Dodgers minor league pitching coordinator from 1987 to 1994. He also served as pitching coach for the Dodgers from 1995 to 1997 and New York Mets in 1999 and 2000 and was interim GM of the Dodgers during the 2001 season.
Wallace became pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox in 2003, when he took over after Tony Cloninger left the team due to illness (cancer). He missed half of the 2006 season due to hip replacement surgery and left the club for good following the season. In 2007, Wallace joined the Houston Astros as pitching coach. In 2008 he was the "Special Assistant to the Executive VP, Pitching Development" for the Seattle Mariners, then was appointed minor league pitching coordinator for the Atlanta Braves. In 2011, he filled in briefly for Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell who was placed on administrative leave while the team was investigating allegations of homophobic slurs and threatening behavior.
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