Joey Dallas Is Inducted into the B-W Athletic Hall of Fame

Joey Dallas ’93 was inducted into the Baldwin-Wallace College Athletic Hall of Fame last month at the annual Homecoming eve induction ceremony in the Strosacker Union ballroom. He became the 46th B-W baseball player or coach admitted to the hall, following Erik Young ’89, who was inducted at last year’s ceremony.

Proud Coaches

Joey was an outstanding catcher and designated hitter for the Yellow Jackets from 1989 to 1992. He was a dominating force at the plate as well as behind it, winning the Jackets’ “Big Stick” outstanding hitter award in 1991 and the “Gold Glove” outstanding fielder award in 1992. He was named to the All–Ohio Athletic Conference first team twice, first as a DH in 1991, and then as a catcher in ’92. He was also a two-time All–Mideast Region catcher.

He still holds B-W’s career record with a .402 batting average, and he had the highest on-base percentage (.491) of any player in the ’90s. His .983 career fielding average is second all-time among B-W catchers.

In 1991, Joey led the Jackets to a school-record 25 wins, a runner-up finish in the OAC and an NCAA regional tournament appearance. He knocked out a season record with 64 hits and finished 13th in the nation with a .457 batting average. Behind the plate, he committed just one error in 117 chances while managing a pitching staff that threw more innings than any other in school history.

Two of his former battery mates, Bret Butler ’92 and Mark Massey ’93, were at the ceremony to see their friend and teammate inducted. B-W head coach Bob Fisher ’63 and Joey’s high school coach, Curt Karpinski, a hall of fame pitcher for the Jackets from 1969 to 1972, were also on hand for the honors.

Battery Mates

Joey lives in Avon with his wife Michelle and their two daughters. He was named Lorain County baseball coach of the year in 2000 at Elyria Catholic High School, where he managed the dugout from 1998 to 2001. He’s currently a teacher and coach at East Tech High School.

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