John Galloway

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John H. Galloway

Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher John Galloway played for the Australian national team.

Galloway represented South Australia in the Claxton Shield for 10 years (1973-1982), helping them to two titles. He won the Helms Award as MVP in 1980. He also played for the Australian national team when they won the Bronze Medal in the 1975 Asian Championship, their only medal in an Asian Championship ever. In the 1978 Amateur World Series, he hit .233/.324/.300 with four RBI to tie David Mundy for the team lead. He had five passed balls but threw out 8 of 14 attempted base-stealers. He also played in the 1980 Amateur World Series and 1981 World Games, winning Bronze.

He managed Victoria to titles in 1984 and 1986. He coached for Australia in the 1985 Intercontinental Cup and the Melbourne Monarchs in the 1989-1990 ABL. He also was a Toronto Blue Jays scout for nine years. In 2015, he and Trent Durrington were inducted into the Baseball Australia Hall of Fame.

Sources: Old IBAF site, Baseball Australia