Gene Clines

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Eugene Anthony Clines

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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.

In 1989, Clines played for the Bradenton Explorers of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. He played in 39 games and batted .328.

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.

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