Robbie Wine

IntroAmerican baseball player
Is Athlete 
Baseball player 
From United States of America 
Type Sports 
Gendermale
Birth 13 July 1962 
, Norristown, USA
Age58 years
Star signCancer
Sports Teams
Houston Astros

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.

Early years

Robbie graduated from Methacton High School in Norristown, PA in 1980 where he was a stand-out catcher.

Playing career

Wine was an All-American catcher for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, where he played from 1981–1983. In 1982, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League. He was drafted in the first round (8th overall) 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 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

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

Below is a table of Wine’s yearly records as an NCAA head baseball coach.

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Penn State Nittany Lions (Big Ten Conference)
2005Penn State28-2713-198th
2006Penn State20-3613-19T–7th
2007Penn State31-2620-103rdBig Ten Tournament
2008Penn State27-3117-153rdBig Ten Tournament
2009Penn State25-268-168th
2010Penn State22-309-1510th
2011Penn State32-2212-126thBig Ten Tournament
2012Penn State29-2715-93rdBig Ten Tournament
2013Penn State14-364-2011th
Total:228-262

     
     

     
     

     
     

     

Personal

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

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