Mark Linger

From BR Bullpen

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 196 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Mark Linger played for Victoria in the Claxton Shield. He was with the Australian national team in the 1981 World Games (taking Bronze), 1981 Intercontinental Cup and 1982 Amateur World Series. He was named Australia's MVP for its 1981 tour of Canada. When the Australian Baseball League was formed, he was near the end of the road. He hit .279/.395/.301 with 32 runs in 36 games as a leadoff threat for the Waverley Reds in the 1989-1990 ABL, going 13-for-16 in steals, unusual speed for a first baseman. He was 5th in the league in steals, 2nd to Ron Carothers in steal percentage, 3rd in walks (behind Dave Rusin and Jason Marks) and tied Marks for 4th in runs. He fell off to .180/.241/.220 in 1990-1991 to end his career. His son Jim Linger played in the minors and for Australia.

Primary Source: Flintoff & Dunn Australian Baseball Almanac