Riccardo Ingram

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Outfielder Riccardo Ingram played briefly in the majors and then spent years as a minor league manager and coach.

After attending Georgia Tech, where he played both baseball and football, Ingram was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the fourth round of the 1987 amateur draft. He reached the majors with the Tigers in 1994, hitting .217 in a dozen games with the club. He moved on to the Minnesota Twins the next year, appearing in 4 major league games but spending most of 1995 with the Salt Lake Buzz, hitting .348 for the team to lead the Pacific Coast League. After playing in the San Diego Padres organization in 1996, he ended his playing career in the Mexican League the next summer.

After his playing days, Ingram spent time as a minor league coach and manager in the Twins system. He became manager of the GCL Twins in 2004 and spent the next year as skipper of the Fort Myers Miracle. In 2006 and 2007, he was the manager of the New Britain Rock Cats.

In 2009, Ingram was diagnosed with a brain tumor and given a year to live. He managed to beat the disease and return to baseball, but the cancer returned in 2014. He died at age 48 in early 2015.

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