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Alan Strange

Alan Cochrane Strange (Inky)

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 162 lb.

Born: November 7, 1906 in Philadelphia, PA
School: Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1934 (Age 27.161)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1934 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Senators 1934-1942

Final Game: August 16, 1942 (Age 35.282)
Died: June 27, 1994 in Seattle, WA
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Seattle, WA
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1934 27 SLB AL 127 486 430 39 100 17 2 1 45 3 1 48 28 .233 .310 .288 .598 51 124 0 8 *6
1935 28 TOT AL 69 228 201 11 44 8 2 0 22 0 0 21 8 .219 .293 .279 .571 48 56 0 6 6
1935 28 SLB AL 49 169 147 8 34 6 1 0 17 0 0 17 7 .231 .311 .286 .597 53 42 0 5 6
1935 28 WSH AL 20 59 54 3 10 2 1 0 5 0 0 4 1 .185 .241 .259 .501 31 14 0 1 6
1940 33 SLB AL 54 196 167 26 31 8 3 0 6 2 1 22 12 .186 .284 .269 .554 43 45 5 1 6 6/4
1941 34 SLB AL 45 131 112 14 26 4 0 0 11 1 0 15 5 .232 .323 .268 .591 56 30 6 0 4 6/35
1942 35 SLB AL 19 40 37 3 10 2 0 0 5 0 1 3 1 .270 .325 .324 .649 81 12 1 0 0 5/64
5 Yrs 314 1081 947 93 211 39 7 1 89 6 3 109 54 .223 .304 .282 .586 50 267 12 1 24
162 Game Avg. 162 558 489 48 109 20 4 1 46 3 2 56 28 .223 .304 .282 .586 50 138 1 12
SLB (5 yrs) 294 1022 893 90 201 37 6 1 84 6 3 105 53 .225 .307 .283 .591 52 253 12 1 23
WSH (1 yr) 20 59 54 3 10 2 1 0 5 0 0 4 1 .185 .241 .259 .501 31 14 0 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1934 27 SLB AL 127 486 -32 0 0 1 8 -22 -2.2 18 -4 -0.4 .483 .487 -0.4 0.8 -5 $2,250 *6
1935 28 SLB AL 49 169 -10 0 0 -2 3 -9 -0.9 6 -3 -0.3 .482 .495 -0.1 0.1 -1 $3,500 6
1935 28 WSH AL 20 59 -5 0 0 1 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .483 .498 -0.2 0.2 -2 6
1940 33 SLB AL 54 196 -14 0 0 1 2 -10 -1.0 7 -4 -0.4 .481 .494 -0.5 0.3 -5 $5,500 6/4
1941 34 SLB AL 45 131 -7 0 0 -2 2 -6 -0.6 4 -2 -0.2 .486 .496 0.0 0.0 0 $5,500 6/35
1942 35 SLB AL 19 40 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .495 .499 0.0 0.0 0 $5,000 5/64
5 Seasons 314 1081 -69 1 0 -1 17 -52 -5.1 39 -13 -1.3 .484 .492 -1.1 1.5 -12 $21,750
SLB (5 yrs) 294 1022 -63 1 0 -2 16 -49 -4.8 37 -12 -1.2 .484 .492 -0.9 1.3 -10 $21,750
WSH (1 yr) 20 59 -5 0 0 1 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .483 .498 -0.2 0.2 -2

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1934 SLB AL 27 SS 125 125 122 683 260 392 31 84 .955 5.22 .951 5.24
1935 TOT AL 28 SS 65 60 50 327 131 184 12 39 .963 4.85 .957 5.35
1935 SLB AL 28 SS 49 47 38 250 105 135 10 28 .960 4.90 .957 5.35
1935 WSH AL 28 SS 16 13 12 77 26 49 2 11 .974 4.69 .957 5.35
1940 SLB AL 33 SS 35 34 32 184 65 112 7 24 .962 5.06 .949 4.85
1940 SLB AL 33 2B 4 4 4 24 8 16 0 4 1.000 6.00 .969 5.40
1941 SLB AL 34 SS 32 27 22 149 66 79 4 17 .973 4.53 .948 4.96
1941 SLB AL 34 1B 2 0 0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .990 9.90
1941 SLB AL 34 3B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 3.30
1942 SLB AL 35 3B 10 5 5 31 8 21 2 3 .935 2.90 .939 3.16
1942 SLB AL 35 SS 3 3 3 15 7 7 1 0 .933 4.67 .949 5.00
1942 SLB AL 35 2B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 5.60
5 Seasons SS 260 249 229 1358 529 774 55 164 .959 5.01 .952 5.18
2 Seasons 3B 11 5 5 32 8 22 2 3 .938 2.73 .939 3.17
2 Seasons 2B 5 4 4 25 9 16 0 4 1.000 5.00 .969 5.44
1 Season 1B 2 0 0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .990 9.90
5 Seasons TOT 278 258 238 1423 554 812 57 171 .960 4.91 .952 5.14
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1934 AL  0.8 (10th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1934 AL  260 (3rd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1934 AL  31 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1934 AL  84 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1934 AL  5.22 (4th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1934 AL  .955 (4th)

                           

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1934 27 St. Louis Browns $2,250 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1935 28 St. Louis Browns $3,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts SLB/WSH
1940 33 St. Louis Browns $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 34 St. Louis Browns $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 35 St. Louis Browns $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$21,750
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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