Albert Lee Stange (born October 27, 1936) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. 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).
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, 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 Boston Red Sox (1972–74; 1981–84), Minnesota 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 Tech.
By Dean Hanley
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