Lee Stange

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Lee Stange
Born: (1936-10-27) October 27, 1936 (age 81)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 1961, for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
September 21, 1970, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 62–61
Earned run average 3.56
Strikeouts 718

Albert Lee Stange (born October 27, 1936) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who grew up in Broadview, Illinois.[1] The right-hander was signed by the Washington Senators as an amateur free agent before the 1957 season. He played for the Minnesota Twins (1961–64), Cleveland Indians (1964–66), Boston Red Sox (1966–70), and Chicago White Sox (1970). He was listed as 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and 170 pounds (77 kg).

He attended college at Drake University on a football scholarship, but a knee injury led to him playing baseball instead.[2]

The majority of his 359 appearances were as a relief pitcher, but he did start 125 games. In 1963, he was 12–5 and finished sixth in the American League in earned run average (2.62) and fifth in winning percentage (.705). In 1967, he was 8–10, 2.77 for the pennant-winning "Impossible Dream" Red Sox,[2] and pitched two scoreless innings in World Series Game # 3 (October 7, 1967). He finished his career with a total of 62 wins, 61 losses, 32 complete games, 8 shutouts, 21 saves, 77 games finished, 718 strikeouts and only 344 walks in 1,216 innings pitched, and an ERA of 3.56.

Stange was later a pitching coach for the Red Sox (1972–74; 1981–84), Twins (1975), and Oakland Athletics (1977–79). He was a roving minor league pitching instructor in the Red Sox farm system in 1971, 1980 and 1985–94, and managed Oakland's Triple-A Tucson Toros farm club for the final weeks of the 1976 season.

Stange currently serves as the pitching coach for NCAA Division II Florida Institute of Technology, a position he has served in since 2005.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lee Stange at SABR Baseball Biography Project
  2. ^ a b c "Athletics: Lee Stange". Florida Institute of Technology. May 29, 2014. Retrieved May 22, 2016. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Harvey Haddix
Johnny Podres
Boston Red Sox Pitching Coach
Succeeded by
Stan Williams
Bill Fischer
Preceded by
Buck Rodgers
Minnesota Twins Pitching Coach
Succeeded by
Don McMahon
Preceded by
Wes Stock
Oakland Athletics Pitching Coach
Succeeded by
Art Fowler