Eugene Anthony Clines
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 170 lb.
- School Contra Costa College
- High School Harry Ells High School
- Debut June 28, 1970
- Final Game May 8, 1979
- Born October 6, 1946 in San Pablo, CA USA
Always known as a good hitter, Gene Clines could never break into the talented Pittsburgh Pirates outfield. Even the tragic death of superstar Roberto Clemente did not open a starting spot for the skillful Clines as the Pirates elected to experiment with catcher Manny Sanguillen in right field before settling on the youthful Richie Zisk. Clines became a valuable role player for the remainder of his career and an accomplished pinch hitter.
Clines retired as a player during the 1979 season but remained with the Chicago Cubs as a coach through 1981. He later went on to be a coach for the Houston Astros (1988), Seattle Mariners (1989-1992), Milwaukee Brewers (1993-1994), and San Francisco Giants (1997-2002) before returning to the Cubs in 2003. He was let go by the Cubs after the 2006 season and then joined the Los Angeles Dodgers as a minor league instructor.
From 2008 to 2010, Clines was the minor league hitting coordinator for the Dodgers. In 2011-2012 Clines was a Senior Advisor, Player Development for the Dodgers.