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Pitcher, Lee Stange - Strong Contributor to 1967 A.L. champion Red Sox passes away

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  • Pitcher, Lee Stange - Strong Contributor to 1967 A.L. champion Red Sox passes away

    RHP, Lee Stange passed away Sept. 21, about five weeks short of his 82nd birthday. Stange was a starter-reliever for the Red Sox for five seasons, including their 1967 American League champion team that won one of the wildest pennant races in baseball history and then took the St. Louis Cardinals to Game 7 before finally being defeated in the World Series.
    Stange was signed out of Drake University (Iowa) in 19057 by the then Washington Senators (later Minnesota Twins) and spent four years working his way through their farm system before reaching the majors in 1961 at the age of 24.
    Stange was a ten year major leagues veteran (all in the American League): Minnesota Twins (1961-1964) - where he was a member of the inaugural Minnesota Twins team of 1961. ; Cleveland Indians (1964-1966); Boston Red Sox (1966-1970); Chicago White Sox (1970).
    Stange finished with a 62-61 lifetime record in 359 games (125 starts; 234 games in relief) with a 3.56 career earned run average. it's interesting to note that he entered his final season (1970) in the majors with a 59-59 career mark, and then went 2-2 with the Red Sox (61-61), before moving on to the White Sox where he went 1-0 to win his final career decision to put his final record over the .500 mark. As a starter he pitched 32 complete Games, with 8 Shut Outs.
    After his playing days were over he remained actively involved with the front office of his first major league team, the Minnesota Twins
    Stange lost his long battle with Cancer this week.
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 09-23-2018, 06:52 AM.

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