Robbie Wine

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Robbie Wine
Catcher
Born: (1962-07-13) July 13, 1962 (age 52)
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 2, 1986 for the Houston Astros
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1987 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
Batting average .146
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0
Teams
Robbie Wine
Sport(s) Baseball
Biographical details
Born (1962-07-13) July 13, 1962 (age 52)
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Oklahoma State University
Playing career
1981–1983
1983
1984
1985
1986–1987
1986–1987
1988
1988
1988
1988–1989
1989
1990
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Auburn Astros
Daytona Beach Astros
Columbus Astros
Tucson Toros
Houston Astros
Greenville Braves
Oklahoma City 89ers
Columbus Clippers
Richmond Braves
Indianapolis Indians
Canton-Akron Indians
Position(s) Catcher
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1991
1992–1993
1994–1996
1997–2004
2005–2013
2014–present
Miami Miracle (asst.)
Milwaukee Brewers (MLB asst.)
Milwaukee Brewers (MiLB asst.)
Oklahoma State Cowboys (asst.)
Penn State Nittany Lions
San Diego Padres (MiLB)
Head coaching record
Overall 228-262

Robert Paul Wine, Jr. (born July 13, 1962 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is an American former professional baseball player. A catcher, Wine played parts of two seasons in Major League Baseball for the Houston Astros in 1986 and 1987. He last played professional baseball in 1990. He was the head baseball coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 2005–2013. In 2014, Wine managed the Eugene Emeralds, a minor league team in the San Diego Padres organization.

Playing career[edit]

Wine was an All-American catcher for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, where he played from 1981–1983.[1] He was drafted in the first round of the 1983 Major League Baseball Draft by the Astros.

After three seasons of minor league baseball, Wine made his major league debut on September 2, 1986[2] as a September call-up. He played nine games, getting 3 hits in 12 at bats.

In 1987, Wine was called up again in July after both Mark Bailey and Ronn Reynolds had been tried as the backup catcher to Alan Ashby. Wine played in 13 games in July and August, but batted just .103. He appeared in one final major league game on October 3. The following spring, he was traded to the Texas Rangers for pitcher Mike Loynd, and from 1988-90 he played in five different organizations without returning to the majors.

Coaching career[edit]

After his playing career ended following the 1990 season, Wine served as an assistant coach in professional baseball from 1991–1996. Prior to the 1997 season, he accepted an assistant coaching position at his alma mater Oklahoma State. Prior to the 2005 season, he was hired as the head baseball coach at Penn State.[3] Following the 2013 season, he resigned the position. His career record was 228-262.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Below is a table of Wine's yearly records as an NCAA head baseball coach.[5][6][7][8]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Penn State Nittany Lions (Big Ten Conference) (2005–2013)
2005 Penn State 28-27 13-19 8th
2006 Penn State 20-36 13-19 T–7th
2007 Penn State 31-26 20-10 3rd Big Ten Tournament
2008 Penn State 27-31 17-15 3rd Big Ten Tournament
2009 Penn State 25-26 8-16 8th
2010 Penn State 22-30 9-15 10th
2011 Penn State 32-22 12-12 6th Big Ten Tournament
2012 Penn State 29-27 15-9 3rd Big Ten Tournament
2013 Penn State 14-36 4-20 11th
Total: 228-262

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Personal[edit]

Wine is the son of Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos infielder Bobby Wine.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Oklahoma State Baseball Media Guide". OKState.com. Oklahoma State Sports Information. Archived from the original on 2012-06-27. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Robbie Wine". Retrosheet.org. Archived from the original on 2012-06-27. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "#77 Robbie Wine". GoPSUSports.com. Penn State Sports Information. Archived from the original on 2012-06-27. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Pickel, Greg (June 18, 2013). "Penn State Baseball Coach Robbie Wine Announces Resignation". PennLive.com. The Patriot-News. Archived from the original on June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2012 Penn State Baseball Yearbook". Penn State Sports Information. pp. 62–64. Archived from the original on 2012-06-27. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "2012 Big Ten Baseball Record Book". Archived from the original on 2012-06-27. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "2012 Big Ten Standings". D1Baseball.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-27. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "2013 Big Ten Conference Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Jeremy Mills. Archived from the original on May 20, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Robbie Wine". AstrosDaily.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-27. Retrieved 27 June 2012. "Drafted eighth overall in 1983 out of Oklahoma State, the son of big leaguer Bobby Wine was supposed to be the answer for Houston's catching woes but Robbie had trouble cracking the lineup in the majors." 

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