As a player, Hines was a switch hitter who primarily played second base. He attended Bonita High School in La Verne, California, and played college baseball for the University of La Verne. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 15th round of the 1979 amateur draft, but returned to La Verne where he was named First Team All-SCIAC in 1980. He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 18th round of the 1980 amateur draft, but his playing career peaked at the high-A level.
He managed teams in the California/Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics minor league systems, and worked as minor-league field coordinator for the Angels before being named the third base coach for the Seattle Mariners.
On 19 October 2009, the Mariners announced Hines would be the only member of their coaching staff not retained for the following season. He then spent a few years as the Dodgers' minor league field coordinator.
- Street, Jim (4 December 2008). "Hines named third-base coach". MLB.com. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
- Langosch, Jenifer (19 October 2009). "Hines not returning as third-base coach". MLB.com. Retrieved 19 October 2009.
- Baker, Geoff (28 February 2009). "New Mariners third-base coach gets a second take". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 28 February 2009.
- Player statistics and biographical information at The Baseball Cube
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