Lorenzo Bundy, who had been named 'Topes manager in late October, was tabbed in December to coach first base in '09 for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Wallach, a veteran of 17 Major League seasons with the Montreal Expos (1980-'92), Los Angeles Dodgers (1993-'96) and California Angels ('96), retired with 2,085 hits, 260 career home runs and 1,125 RBIs. He was named to the National League All-Star Team five times and was a three-time Gold Glove winner and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner. Wallach led the National League with 42 doubles in '87 and '89.
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.
A California native, Wallach led Cal State-Fullerton to the 1979 College World Series title and earned that year's Golden Spikes Award, which is given to the nation's top amateur player.
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