From playing PeeWe's to coaching, Wayne has experienced all levels and aspects of baseball. In 1956, Wayne started playing baseball in El Dorado's PeeWee league. Wayne played on the Skelly All-Stars as an eleven and twelve year old and the VFW All-Stars as a twelve year old. Wayne played on Elks and Centernnial 61'ers All-Star teams. After this, he began his El Dorado High School career where he was a starter all three years.
In 1964 and 1965, Wayne was a member of the American Legion Baseball team. He led the 1965 team in hitting with a batting average of .382 on a team which won the 5th District title to advance to the state tournament. He was selected to play on a 16-player American Legion Western team competed against the Eastern All-Star team. The Western team won, two games to one.
He also represented the Kansas American legion All-Stars who defeated the Nebraska team of All-Stars two games to one.
Wayne played semi-pro baseball from 1966 to 1972.During those years, Wayne played in an Oklahoma state tournament, finishing 6th place an five Kansas State tournaments, clinching third and fourth place finish in 1971 and 1970 respectively. In 1970, the year of his team's fourth place finish in the Kansas state tournament, Wayne was named Victory League All-Star shortstop. Throughout his three years of participation in Wichita's semi-pro Victory League with the Hutchinson Broncos, Wayne's team compiled a record of 121-55. Lastly, Wayne served as American Legion assistant coach to Brad Long (1988 Hall of Fame inductee) in 1973. This team won the 5th district title and finished 2nd in the State Tournament.