PRESS RELEASE – The Torrington Titans of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England have announced, former major leaguer Pete “Inky” Incaviglia, has agreed to serve on the Torrington Titans Baseball Advisory Board. Incaviglia, joins Cecil Fielder to the newly installed Titans board.” What an honor it is for us to have Pete as a member of our baseball advisory group. You cannot find a better man to mentor aspiring pros then Inky.” CEO of Carminucci Sports Group, Chris Carminucci stated.
A California native, Incaviglia is widely regarded as the best collegiate player of all time, due to his record-setting career at Oklahoma State University. In three seasons with the Cowboys, Incaviglia slammed 100 home runs in 213 games, and had a career slugging percentage of .915. He still holds the NCAA records for career home runs and for home runs and RBIs in a season.
In 1985, Incaviglia was selected Baseball America’s NCAA Player of the Year, establishing NCAA single-season records in homers (48), RBIs (143), slugging percentage and total bases all in just 75 games. In January of 1999, he was named the College Baseball Player of the Century by an assortment of fans and a panel of baseball experts that included George Will, Bob Costas, and Steve Wulf. In 2007, he was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame and in August 2010, he will be inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Incaviglia was the eighth overall pick in the 1986 Major League Baseball draft, but was immediately traded to the Texas Rangers where he became only the 15th player in draft history to debut in the majors without playing minor league ball. Pete hit at least 20 home runs in each of his first five seasons in the big leagues and made stops in several places including Philadelphia, Houston, Detroit, Baltimore, New York and Japan.
Incaviglia played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1986 through 1998. He helped lead the Philadelphia Phillies to the World Series in 1993 before retiring in 1998 with lifetime totals of 206 home runs, 655 RBIs and a .246 average.
Following his playing career, Incaviglia spent three seasons coaching in the Detroit Tigers minor league system. 2011 will be Incaviglia’s fourth season as the fielder manager for the Grand Prairie Airhogs (American Association).
The Torrington Titans Baseball Advisory Board will function as a panel of members assisting in the professional development of Torrington Titans baseball players, both on and off the field, for many years to come. Season Tickets, Group Packages, and Flex Packages are available online (www.torringtontitans.com) and at our team store at 55 Main St. Torrington, CT. For more information please contact General Manager Mike O’Malley @ (603) 320-9296.