Ben Hines

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Ben Hines
Born: (1935-11-07) November 7, 1935 (age 81)
Yeager, Oklahoma
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Benjamin Thortan Hines (born November 7, 1935 in Yeager, Oklahoma) is a former coach in Major League Baseball. Hines is best remembered as the batting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, a position he held from 1985-1986 and 1988-1993.


Hines played infield and catcher in the Baltimore Orioles chain in 1960-1961.

He then became manager of the University of La Verne team until 1980 and won NAIA coach of the year honors in 1977. He managed the independent league team Alaska Goldpanners from 1978-1982.

One of the few coaches to win both the Small College World Series and win the MLB World Series.

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Preceded by
Manny Mota
Los Angeles Dodgers Hitting Coach
Succeeded by
Reggie Smith