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1978 MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
1/13/9: Tim Wallach (78) Wallach named manager of Isotopes "Having retired following the '96 season, Wallach was named hitting instructor for Class A San Bernadino in '97 and stepped in as manager of the team for the second half of the '98 season. He spent the 2000 season coaching at Cal State-Fullerton (his alma mater) before taking over as manager of the Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Angels) in '01. Wallach was the hitting coach for the Dodgers at the Major League level under Jim Tracy in '04 and '05. "
6/19/6: Sports Illustrated: ABL a Major League Pipeline - "Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona and Tim Wallach, who would go on to win three Golden Gloves with the Montreal Expos, were assigned to run a clinic when they played for the Goldpanners in 1978. The second day we got bored, Francona said. We went to McDonalds, and the kids we were supposed to watch got into a rock fight. Francona, who guided the 2004 Boston Red Sox to their first World Series title in 86 years, served out the rest of the season as his star teammates chauffeur. Wallach was such a good player that my job was to make sure he got to the ballpark, Francona said. The following year, Wallach won the Golden Spikes award for best college player after leading Cal State-Fullerton to its first national championship."
Top Row, from left: Bob Howell (trainer), Neil Simons, Mike Kinnunen, Dan Hangee, Tom Lukish, Dave Sullivan, Tim Wallach, Scott Bollens, Dave Snow, Ben Hines
Bottom Row, from left: Ed VandeBerg, Mark Bonner, Doug Latrenta, Joe Bruno, Doug Elliot, Greg Sporrer, Russ Stephens, Mark Blumenschein
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