It was announced today that Baltimore Orioles pitching coach is heading off into retirement. It was made official by the Orioles Thursday afternoon.
Upon the announcement, it has been said that Wallace hopes to work as a pitching instructor within the majors.
Dave Wallace was appointed pitching coach with the Orioles on October 29, 2013.
In his full two seasons with the O’s, Wallace helped develop two of the future stars within the organization, Kevin Gausman, and Dylan Bundy. While Gausman has showed his worth this season, in his two years under Wallace he has pitched to a 3.77 ERA in 67 starts. For Dylan Bundy, we are all aware of the surgeries, and time away from the diamond, however, Bundy posted a 10-6 record this year, and certainly has etched his name into the starting rotation in 2017.
Along with Bundy, and Gausman, Dave Wallace has continued to improve Chris Tillman’s game as well. Since Tillman’s All-Star campaign in 2013, he has pitched to a 40-23 record in 95 starts, with a 3.99 ERA.
Prior to joining the Orioles, Wallace had coached with the Braves, the Mariners, the Astros, and the Dodgers. Wallace also won World Series’ with the Mets in 2000, and the Red Sox in 2004.
I wish you the best of luck with all of your future endeavors Mr. Wallace, and happy retirement to you sir. It is well deserved.