Robbie Wine
Born: (1962-07-13) July 13, 1962 (age 61)
Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 2, 1986, for the Houston Astros
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1987, for the Houston Astros
MLB statistics
Batting average.146
Home runs0
Runs batted in0
Robbie Wine
Biographical details
Alma materOklahoma State University
Playing career
1981–1983Oklahoma State Cowboys
1983Auburn Astros
1984Daytona Beach Astros
1985Columbus Astros
1986–1987Tucson Toros
1986–1987Houston Astros
1988Greenville Braves
1988Oklahoma City 89ers
1988Columbus Clippers
1988–1989Richmond Braves
1989Indianapolis Indians
1990Canton–Akron Indians
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1991Miami Miracle (asst.)
1992–1993Milwaukee Brewers (MLB asst.)
1994–1996Milwaukee Brewers (MiLB asst.)
1997–2004Oklahoma State Cowboys (asst.)
2005–2013Penn State Nittany Lions
2014–presentSan Diego Padres (MiLB)
Head coaching record

Robert Paul Wine, Jr. (born July 13, 1962) 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 to 2013. In 2014, Wine managed the Eugene Emeralds, a minor league team in the San Diego Padres organization.

Early years

Wine graduated from Methacton High School in Norristown, PA in 1980 where he was a stand-out catcher.[citation needed]

Playing career

Wine was an All-American catcher for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, where he played from 1981 to 1983.[1] In 1982, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League and was named a league all-star.[2][3] 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[4] 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. He was traded from the Astros to the Texas Rangers for Mike Loynd during spring training on March 25, 1988.[5] He played in five different organizations from 1988 to 1990 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 to 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.[6] Following the 2013 season, he resigned the position. His career record was 228–262.[7]

Head coaching record

Below is a table of Wine's yearly records as an NCAA head baseball coach.[8][9][10][11]

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Penn State Nittany Lions (Big Ten Conference) (2005–2013)
2005 Penn State 28-27 13-19 8th
2006 Penn State 20-36 13-19 T–7th
2007 Penn State 31-26 20-10 3rd Big Ten Tournament
2008 Penn State 27-31 17-15 3rd Big Ten Tournament
2009 Penn State 25-26 8-16 8th
2010 Penn State 22-30 9-15 10th
2011 Penn State 32-22 12-12 6th Big Ten Tournament
2012 Penn State 29-27 15-9 3rd Big Ten Tournament
2013 Penn State 14-36 4-20 11th
Total: 228-262

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


Wine is the son of Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos infielder Bobby Wine.[12]

See also


  1. ^ "2012 Oklahoma State Baseball Media Guide". Oklahoma State Sports Information. Archived from the original on 2012-07-04. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Major League Baseball Players From the Cape Cod League" (PDF). Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  3. ^ Gray, John (July 23, 1982). "Sports Chatter". The Cape Codder. Orleans, MA. p. 31.
  4. ^ "Robbie Wine". Archived from the original on 2022-06-22. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  5. ^ "The Texas Rangers Friday traded minor-league right-hander Mike Loynd...," United Press International (UPI), Friday, March 25, 1988. Retrieved September 6, 2022.
  6. ^ "#77 Robbie Wine". Penn State Sports Information. Archived from the original on 2012-06-22. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  7. ^ Pickel, Greg (June 18, 2013). "Penn State Baseball Coach Robbie Wine Announces Resignation". The Patriot-News. Archived from the original on June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
  8. ^ "2012 Penn State Baseball Yearbook". Penn State Sports Information. pp. 62–64. Archived from the original on 2012-06-01. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  9. ^ "2012 Big Ten Baseball Record Book" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-27. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  10. ^ "2012 Big Ten Standings". Archived from the original on 2013-05-15. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  11. ^ "2013 Big Ten Conference Baseball Standings". Jeremy Mills. Archived from the original on May 15, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
  12. ^ "Robbie Wine". Archived from the original on 2012-09-24. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 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.