Bruce Hines
Los Angeles Angels – No. 99
First base coach
Born: (1957-11-07) November 7, 1957 (age 64)
Pomona, California
Bats: Switch
Throws: Right
Teams
As coach

Bruce Edwin Hines (born November 7, 1957) is an American professional baseball coach and former minor league player. He is the first base and outfield coach for the Los Angeles Angels.

Career

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.[1]

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.[2]

On October 19, 2009, the Mariners announced Hines would be the only member of their coaching staff not retained for the following season.[3] He then spent a few years as the Dodgers' minor league field coordinator.

On January 11, 2021, Hines returned to the Los Angeles Angels as their first base and outfield coach.[4]

Off the field

Hines had a brief appearance in the 1996 film The Fan, in which he played an umpire who was presumably killed by the film's lead character.[5]

References

  1. ^ Bollinger, Rhett. "Hines joins Angels' coaching staff". Major League Baseball. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  2. ^ Street, Jim (December 4, 2008). "Hines named third-base coach". MLB.com. Retrieved December 28, 2010.
  3. ^ Langosch, Jenifer (October 19, 2009). "Hines not returning as third-base coach". MLB.com. Retrieved October 19, 2009.
  4. ^ Fletcher, Jeff. "Angels GM Perry Minasian waits patiently for market to get moving". Orange County Register. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  5. ^ Baker, Geoff (February 28, 2009). "New Mariners third-base coach gets a second take". The Seattle Times. Retrieved February 28, 2009.