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Linty Lee Ingram
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.
Linty Ingram led NCAA Division I in wins, then peaked at AAA as a pro.
Ingram was 10-5 as a junior at ASU after transferring from junior college. As a senior in 1988, he posted a 17-5 record. He led Division I in wins, one ahead of Andy Benes and a couple others. He also led with 181 innings pitched, tied for second with 13 complete games (two shy of leader John Salles) and was 5th with 153 strikeouts, trailing Benes, Mark Beck, Russ Springer and Joe Grahe. He was third in Pacific-10 Conference history in single-season wins (two behind former ASU hurler Kendall Carter, the leader), Linty was named Pac-10 South Pitcher of the Year and was a second-team All-American according to Baseball America (behind Benes, Ben McDonald, Gregg Olson, John Olerud and Kirk Dressendorfer as the 1st team). He helped ASU to the 1988 College World Series finals.
Ingram was taken by the Detroit Tigers in the 14th round of the 1988 amateur draft, one pick before Mike Humphreys. He was 4-4 with a 5.97 ERA that year for the Fresno Suns. In 1989, the right-hander was 7-10 with a 3.44 ERA for the Fayetteville Generals. He tied for 10th in the South Atlantic League in losses. On June 5, 1990, he threw a 7-inning no-hitter against the Charleston Wheelers. He finished the season at 8-7, 3.97.
Let go by Detroit, Ingram signed with the San Diego Padres. He split 1991 between the Waterloo Diamonds (8-4, 2.41) and Charleston Rainbows (5-6, 3.42). He tied for third in the Padres chain in wins (behind Frank Seminara and Lance Painter). He struggled in 1992, though, with the High Desert Mavericks (1-1, 4.64) and Las Vegas Stars (9 R in 6 IP). He finished his minor league career 33-32 with a 3.74 ERA in 110 games (84 starts). In 572 1/3 IP, he allowed 556 hits and 190 walks while striking out 446.
He later worked as a pitching coach for a baseball academy.