Saturday, December 20, 2008
Dave Bialas is another coach who never played in the major leagues but has a lot of exprience managing and coaching. He was drafted by the Cardinals in 1972 as a catcher out of Bellaire, TX. He spent 10 years in the Cardinals minor leagues mostly in the high minors. He started managing in 1982 in the Cardinals organization and managed minor league teams until 1992. In 1993 and 1994 he was the Padres bullpen coach. From 1995-1999 he was the Cubs bullpen coach, then he managed for two years in the Cubs minor leagues, in 2002 he was the Cubs third base coach. Since 2003 he has been the Cubs minor league field coordinator. I sent this card to him and he signed it for me. I also have all the other coaches signed on various cards.