Bobby Wine - #7 - Bench Coach

Born:  New York, N.Y., 9/17/38...  B-R, T-R...  6'1", 190 lbs

 

Bobby Wine was the quintessential good-field, no-hit shortstop for the Phillies and the Montreal Expos in the 1960s and early 1970s. He won a Gold Glove award in 1963, a feat that was repeated by the Phillies' shortstop in 1964- Ruben Amaro, who split games at short with Wine, who could only manage a .215 batting average in his Gold Glove season, and .212 in 1964. Following the 1968 season, Wine was taken in the expansion draft by the fledgling Montreal Expos, and played for them the next four season.

 

Upon his release from Montreal in 1972, Wine was hired as a coach for the Phillies, and would remain with the organization through 1983. He was Dallas Green's bench coach in 1980, also working with Rose, Trillo, Bowa and Schmidt on the infield defense. Since leaving the Phillies, he has coached for the Braves and Mets, briefly managed the Braves, and worked as an advance scout for Atlanta.

Lifetime Playing Statistics

 

Year

Team

AB

Runs

Hits

HR

RBI

Avg.

1960

Phillies

14

1

2

0

0

.143

1962

Phillies

311

30

76

4

25

.244

1963

Phillies

418

29

90

6

44

.215

1964

Phillies

283

28

60

4

34

.212

1965

Phillies

394

31

90

5

33

.228

1966

Phillies

89

8

21

0

5

.236

1967

Phillies

363

27

69

2

28

.190

1968

Phillies

71

5

12

2

7

.169

1969

Expos

370

23

74

3

25

.200

1970

Expos

501

40

116

3

51

.232

1971

Expos

340

25

68

1

16

.200

1972

Expos

18

2

4

0

0

.222

TOTALS

 

3172

249

682

30

268

.215

 

Lifetime Managing Statistics

 

1985

Braves

16

25

.390

5

TOTALS

 

16

25

.390

 

 

From The Phillies 1980 Media Guide:

 

Personal: Age 41, turns 42 on Sept. 17... Born- New York, N.Y., 9/17/38... Home- Norristown, Pa.... B-R, T-R... 6'1", 190... Married Fran Majeski; three children, Robbie, Kenny and Beth Lynn... Northport High grad.

 

Has been a coach with the Phillies since July of 1972 after getting released by the Montreal Expos... Sign stealer and infield defense are his strong points... 12-year major league shortstop, all under Gene Mauch... A pro from 1957-72... Managed Caguas Criollos to World Series title in 1973-74 and returned for 1975-76 season.

 

From The Phillies 1981 Media Guide:

 

Personal: Age 42, turns 43 on Sept. 17... Born- New York, N.Y., 9/17/38... Home- Norristown, Pa.... B-R, T-R... 6'1", 190... Married Fran Majeski; three children, Robbie, Kenny and Beth Lynn... Northport High grad.

 

Has been a coach with the Phillies since July of 1972 after getting released by the Montreal Expos... Sign stealer and infield defense are his strong points... 12-year major league shortstop, all under Gene Mauch... A pro from 1957-72... Managed Caguas Criollos to World Series title in 1973-74 and returned for 1975-76 season.

From The 1980 Phillies Yearbook:

 

Personal: Age 41, turns 42 on Sept. 17... Born- New York, N.Y., 9/17/38... Home- Norristown, Pa.... B-R, T-R... 6'1", 190... Married Fran Majeski; three children, Robbie, Kenny and Beth Lynn... Northport High grad.

  • Favorite Color:  Red
  • Favorite Singer/Group:  Johnny Mathis and Frank Sinatra
  • Favorite Song:  My Way and Misty (Our Wedding Song)
  • Favorite City:  Clearwater, Fla. It's warm, friendly and we have many friends.
  • Least Favorite City:  Pittsburgh
  • Person You'd Most Like To Meet:  I would like to have met John F. Kennedy
  • Boyhood Idol(s):  Phil Rizzuto- I once thought I would play for the Yankees and take his place
  • Biggets Turn-On:  When everything I plant in my garden starts coming up
  • Biggest Turn-Off:  People who are insincere
  • Favorite Subject in School:  Gym, shop, math
  • Favorite TV Show:  Happy Days (brings back memories of the 50's when I was growing up)
  • Favorite Book:  The Baseball Rule Book (the only book I read)
  • Person You Most Admire:  Gene Mauch (the most astute baseball mind in the game today)
  • Greatest Achievement:  Being in the big leagues for the past 18 years
  • Most Memorable Moment:  Getting a base hit off Stu Miller in the 10th inning to beat the Giants on the day my son Robbie was born. Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reese were announcing the game
  • Hobbies:  Racquetball, snowmobiling, cutting wood for the fireplace, remodeling
  • Toughest Pitcher You've Faced:  Koufax, Drysdale, Gibson among others.