July 13, 1962 |
|September 2, 1986, for the Houston Astros|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 3, 1987, for the Houston Astros|
|Runs batted in||0|
July 13, 1962 |
|Alma mater||Oklahoma State University|
|1981–1983||Oklahoma State Cowboys|
|1984||Daytona Beach Astros|
|1988||Oklahoma City 89ers|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1991||Miami Miracle (asst.)|
|1992–1993||Milwaukee Brewers (MLB asst.)|
|1994–1996||Milwaukee Brewers (MiLB asst.)|
|1997–2004||Oklahoma State Cowboys (asst.)|
|2005–2013||Penn State Nittany Lions|
|2014–present||San Diego Padres (MiLB)|
|Head coaching record|
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.
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.
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. Following the 2013 season, he resigned the position. His career record was 228-262.
Head coaching record
|Penn State Nittany Lions (Big Ten Conference) (2005–2013)|
|2007||Penn State||31-26||20-10||3rd||Big Ten Tournament|
|2008||Penn State||27-31||17-15||3rd||Big Ten Tournament|
|2011||Penn State||32-22||12-12||6th||Big Ten Tournament|
|2012||Penn State||29-27||15-9||3rd||Big Ten Tournament|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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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.