Alan Cochrane Strange (Inky)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 162 lb.
- High School Northeast High School (Philadelphia)
- School Pennsylvania State University
- Debut April 17, 1934
- Final Game August 16, 1942
- Born November 7, 1906 in Philadelphia, PA USA
- Died June 27, 1994 in Seattle, WA USA
Alan "Inky" Strange was the starting shortstop for the 1934 St. Louis Browns, managed by Rogers Hornsby, who had also been a shortstop for several years. Strange was good enough defensively, but he wasn't much of a hitter. After 1934 he managed to play four more years in the bigs, mostly as a backup infielder.
He attended Northeast High School in Philadelphia. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery in Seattle.
On December 14, 1933, Strange was sent from Hollywood of the PCL to the Browns for Jim Levey and Wally Hebert.
Strange got his nickname "Inky" because he worked as a printer in the off-season.
Strange wore three numbers in his career. From 1934-35 with the Browns, he wore 1. In the 20 games he spent with the Washington Senators in 1935, he wore 28. During his tenure with the Browns from 1940-'42, he wore 2.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1947||Bremerton Bluejackets||Western International League||86-68||3rd||none||none|
|1948||Bremerton Bluejackets||Western International League||95-62||2nd||none||none|
|1949||Bremerton Bluejackets||Western International League||60-89||8th||Oakland Oaks|
|1950||Spokane Indians||Western International League||63-85||7th||none||none|
|1951||Spokane Indians||Western International League||93-49||1st||none||none League Champs|
|1959||Seattle Rainiers||Pacific Coast League||36-33||7th||Cincinnati Reds||none||replaced Fred Hutchinson (38-47) on July 8|
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