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Titans add former major league standout, Pete Incaviglia to Advisory Board.

POSTED April 02, 2011
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

TORRINGTON- The Torrington Titans told their fans they would not only see a great baseball game when they game to Fuessenich Park this summer but that they would also be entertained before, during and after.

On Saturday, the Titans announced there will be another former major league player on their newly formed Advisory Board, one who played in the bigs for a dozen seasons.

Pete “Inky” Incaviglia will join Cecil Fielder on the board this summer, giving fans something else to look forward to when they come to the big ball park come June.

“What an honor it is for us to have Pete as a member of our baseball advisory group,” Carminucci Sports Group CEO, Chris Carminucci stated in a press release, “You cannot find a better man to mentor aspiring pros then Inky.”

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.

Incaviglia hit 100 home runs in 213 games in three seasons with the Cowboys and posted a career slugging percentage of .915.

His monster year at OSU came in 1985 when he established NCAA single-season records in homers (48) and RBI’s (143). He did all that in just 75 games.

He earned the honor of being named the College Baseball Player of the Century by an assortment of fans and a baseball panel that included distinguished baseball experts like George Will, Bob Costas and Steve Wulf.

He is a member of the College baseball Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.

After college, Incaviglia was chosen as the eighth overall pick in the 1986 Major League Baseball draft but was immediately traded to the Texas Rangers.

He went on to become only the 15th player in draft history at the time to debut in the majors without playing minor league ball.

In his first year with the Rangers, Incaviglia slammed 30 home runs and drove in 88 while posting a .250 batting average.

It would be the first of five straight years the powerful right handed batter would crack at least 20 homers.

In 1993 his 24 long balls and 89 RBI’s helped the Philadelphia Phillies win the World Series.

He would end his career with 205 homers and 655 RBI’s.

At present, Incaviglia is entering his fourth season as field manager for the Grand Prairie Airhogs of the American Association.

The Titans Advisory Board now has a terrific left fielder (Incaviglia) and first baseman/DH (Fielder) who have combined for 524 homers and 1663 RBI’s.

Think the Titans players will be listening when power advice comes their way from two of the best?

I think so.

NOTES: The Titans are planning a July 4th extravaganza at Fuessenich Park this season. Details are being finalized but rumors of a famous former American Idol contestant are already in the air. Stay tuned.

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