My favorite sports memory/moment/event is...... winning a high school state championship at Steinert High School as a senior. It tops every amazing pro moment because it was accomplished with my friends, the same guys I hung out with off the field.
Coach Gallagher was drafted 1st round twice out of Mercer County CC. He won AA Eastern League batting title (.338) 1983 and made his MLB debut in 1987 with the Cleveland Indians. Gallagher was voted 5th for MLB “Rookie of the year” 1988 while with the Chicago White Sox.
Gallgher played in 9 MLB seasons: Indians, White Sox, Orioles, Angels, Mets, Braves, Phillies with highlights: 2 HR game vs Texas Rangers and 5 hit game vs Baltimore Orioles. Gallagher was the proud teammate of several Hall of Famers: Fisk, Baines, Ripken, Smoltz, Maddux , Glavine, Niekro, and Carlton.
Post playing career Gallagher was hired for 3 MLB/MLBPA cooperative programs:
Dave Gallagher is married to wife Jayne 41 years and has 5 children: Shannon, Evan, Logan, Donovan, and Easton.