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09/03/2009 12:30 PM ET
Wallach named PCL Manager of the Year
Led Albuquerque to the league playoffs for the first time since 2003
In his first season as manager, Tim Wallach guided the Isotopes to the PCL playoffs. (Albuquerque Isotopes )

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Pacific Coast League today announced Tim Wallach has been named PCL Manager of the Year, an award annually chosen by the honoree's peers and league media representatives.

After a three-year absence from professional baseball, Wallach is in his first season as manager of the Isotopes, guiding them to a current record of 76-63 with five games remaining. He previously managed the Dodgers Class A Advanced clubs in the California League in 1998 and 2001. Wallach served as the hitting coach for the Dodgers in 2004 and 2005 under Jim Tracy. After the 2005 season, he left professional baseball to coach his three sons, all of whom are baseball players.

Wallach played 17 seasons in the Major Leagues with Montreal from 1980-1992, Los Angeles from 1993-1996, and California in 1996. A third baseman, he batted .257 with 260 home runs and 1,125 RBIs during his career. He was a five-time National League All-Star with Montreal, three-time Rawlings NL Gold Glove winner, and a two-time Silver Slugger award winner.

Previous award winners include Tommy Lasorda of Spokane in 1970, Mike Hargrove of Colorado Springs in 1989, Charlie Manuel of Colorado Springs in 1992, and last year's winner Pat Listach of Iowa.

For more information on Wallach and other 2009 PCL award winners, please visit the league's official Web site at www.pclbaseball.com online. There you can also find information on the 2009 PCL playoffs, scheduled to begin on Wed, Sept. 9.

PCL postseason awards release schedule
Most Valuable Player: Friday, Sept. 4