Front Office biographies

Doug Strange, Director of Player Personnel

Doug Strange is in his eighth season as a member of the Pirates Baseball Operations department. He initially joined the staff as a Professional Scout prior to the 2002 campaign.

Strange was the club's Assistant General Manager for three years (2005-07) after serving as a special assistant to the G.M. for two seasons.

Originally selected by Detroit in the seventh round of the 1985 June draft, Strange made his big league debut with the Tigers on 7/13/89 and singled off Seattle's Scott Bankhead for his first hit on 7/15/89. Doug connected off Kansas City's Bret Saberhagen for his first Major League home run on 9/4/89. Following his one season with the Tigers, he also played with the Cubs (1991-92), Rangers (1993-94), Mariners (1995-96), Expos (1997) and Pirates (1998).

In 707 career Major League games, Strange hit .233 with 31 home runs and 211 RBI. The switch-hitting infielder made a total of 339 appearances at third base, 229 at second base, 18 in left field, 10 at shortstop, seven at first base and two in right field during his nine seasons in the big leagues.

Following his playing days, Strange worked as an area scout with the Florida Marlins from July of 2000 thru the 2001 season. He also served as the club's East Coast crosschecker prior to joining the Pirates Baseball Operations department.

PERSONAL: Doug was born on 4/13/64 in Greenville, SC. He and his wife Holli reside in Gibsonia, PA, with their five children; 12-year-old quadruplets (boys Joseph, Jackson and Jake and girl Logan), who were born at the Duke Medical Center in Durham, NC, on 2/12/97 and daughter Lauren (7).

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