The Orioles announced Tuesday they have named Dave Wallace as their new pitching coach. Wallace brings a decade of experience as a major league pitching coach to his new role, including the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox and 2000 National League champion New York Mets. He has worked as a pitching coach for four major league teams – the Houston Astros (2007), Red Sox (2003-06), Mets (1999-2000) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1995-97). Overall, Wallace has worked in professional baseball since 1981, serving as a major league coach, minor league coach and front office executive with six organizations.
Wallace spent the past four seasons as Minor League Pitching Coordinator for the Atlanta Braves, overseeing the progress and development of the organization’s minor league personnel. Prior to joining the Braves he worked for two years (2008-09) as a Special Assistant to the General Manager of the Seattle Mariners.
A former right-handed pitcher who made 13 major league appearances with Philadelphia (1973-74) and Toronto (1978), Wallace spent 20 years in the Dodgers organization from 1981-97 and 2001-03. He spent his final three seasons in Los Angeles as the Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations, overseeing the club’s minor league operations and consulting on major league baseball operations.
A graduate of the University of New Haven in 1969, Wallace signed as a free agent with Philadelphia after posting a 24-6 record in college and helping UNH to the NAIA Eastern Regional Championship and a spot in the 1966 national tournament.