Dodgers to Honor Wallach This Sunday

July 18, 2011

Fullerton, Calif. - Please join the Cal State Fullerton baseball family, members of the Titans' 1979 national championship team and the Los Angeles Dodgers as they honor former All-American first-baseman Tim Wallach on his induction into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in a pre-game ceremony on Sunday, July 24, at Dodger Stadium.

Due to his current position as the Dodgers' third base coach, Wallach was unable to attend his Hall of Fame induction back on July 3, in Lubbock, Tex., and will take this opportunity to to be honored in front of his teammates, family and hometown fans.

With specially-priced tickets courtesy of the Dodgers, you too can be in attendance as Wallach is honored preceding the Dodgers' 1:10 p.m. game against the Washington Nationals. The Dodgers, in conjunction with the Titans' Athletic Ticket Office, have provided you the opportunity share in this special occasion for just \$12 per person. That's \$10 off the normally-priced lower reserve section ticket!

For tickets, just go to www.dodgers.com/csuf to submit your order. If you are putting together a group of 30 or more, please contact the Dodgers' Group Sales department at (323) 224-1421.

Wallach was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame along with Terry Francona, Dick Goat, Oddibe McDowell, Bill Wilhelm, Danny Goodwin and Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones

The transfer from Saddleback Junior College was the Titans' first true superstar, playing at Fullerton from 1978 to 1979 under Head Coach Augie Garrido.

As a junior Wallach set school records for batting average (.394), home runs (16), RBIs (80) and slugging percentage (.715) while leading the Titans to the Southern California Baseball Association championship and an NCAA Regional berth. He also was named SCBA Player of the Year.

In 1979 Wallach topped nearly every statistic from the previous year with a .392 batting average, 23 home runs, and a school record 102 RBIs. The Titans again won the SCBA title and also went on to win an NCAA Regional Championship and the College World Series. That year he was named a first-team All-American by the ABCA and The Sporting News and won the Golden Spikes Award en route to becoming the Titans' initial first-round draft pick when he was selected by the Montreal Expos.

WATCH THESE VIDEOS
Tim Wallach's induction to the College Baseball Hall of Fame Link

CSF Video with Tim Wallach (interview by Chad Wallach) Link