Tye Waller

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Tye Waller
Tye Waller on June 8, 2011.jpg
Waller as first base coach for the Oakland Athletics on 2011.
Oakland Athletics – No. 46
Third baseman / First base coach
Born: (1957-03-14) March 14, 1957 (age 57)
Fresno, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 6, 1980 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
May 13, 1987 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
Batting average .236
Hits 26
Home runs 3
Teams

Elliott Tyrone Waller (born March 14, 1957, in Fresno, California) or more commonly known as Tye Waller or Ty Waller, is the first base coach for Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics franchise, and a former major league third baseman.

Playing career[edit]

Waller was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 33rd round of the 1975 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 4th round of the 1977 January amateur draft, and signed in May.

After the 1980 season, St. Louis sent Waller to the Chicago Cubs as the player to be named later in an earlier trade that sent Leon Durham and Ken Reitz for Bruce Sutter. After the 1982 season, he was traded by the Cubs to the Chicago White Sox for Reggie Patterson. After the 1983 season, Waller signed with the Houston Astros as a free agent.

Personal[edit]

His brother, Reggie Waller, became a baseball executive. Another brother, Kevin Waller, played in the minor leagues. His nephews, Gerric Waller and Derric Waller, played in the minor leagues as well.

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