Riccardo Benay Ingram (born September 10, 1966 in Douglas, Georgia) is a former Major League Baseball player for the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins. He is currently the hitting coach for the Rochester Red Wings.
Upon graduation Ingram was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 4th Round (105th overall) of the 1987 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his debut with the Tigers in 1994 getting 5 hits in 23 at bats in only 12 games played. After the 1994 season he was granted free agency. On January 26, 1995 he signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Twins. He played in 4 games in 1995 gathering 1 hit in 8 at bats. After the season he signed another free agent contract with the San Diego Padres but did not play in any regular season games for them.
After his playing career was over Ingram became a coach in the Twins minor league system. He coached in Ft. Wayne (1998), Quad City (1999), Ft. Myers (2000 to 2002), and New Britain (2003 to 2007 (serving as the team's manager in 2006 and 2007)) before being promoted to Rochester as the Red Wing's new hitting coach.
Coach is conquering 'bad luck'; When he's not busy tutoring Twins prospects, Riccardo Ingram can chuckle when recalling the diagnosis of his brain tumor.(SPORTS)
Mar 13, 2011; Byline: PATRICK REUSSE; STAFF WRITER FORT MYERS, FLA. - Riccardo Ingram had the same addiction to chewing tobacco that afflicts...