Monty Stratton

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Birthdate 5/21/1912
Death Date 9/29/1982
Debut Year 1934
Year of Induction
Teams White Sox
Position Pitcher

Jimmy Stewart portrayed Monty Stratton in 1949’s “The Stratton Story” that won the Academy Award for Best Writing, Motion Picture Story.

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Monty Stratton was an All Star pitcher before a hunting accident that cost him his leg

Monty Stratton was an All Star pitcher before a hunting accident that cost him his leg

An All Star for the White Sox as a 25-year old in 1937, Monty Stratton was on the brink of establishing himself as a top-flight starting pitcher. The AL leader in walks plus hits per innings pitched (WHIP) in 1937, he followed that up with a 15-win campaign in 1938. Then everything changed.
Reverse of Heilbroner card signed by Monty Stratton with newspaper article about hunting accident

Reverse of Heilbroner card signed by Monty Stratton with newspaper article about hunting accident

The back of the card has more information about Monty Stratton including a short newspaper article. Resembling a library card from a bygone era, the card lists the teams for which Stratton played. The newspaper story reads in part, “Baseball offered a lifetime job Saturday to Monty Stratton, t
In 1949 MGM released an Oscar-winning movie with Jimmy Stewart portraying Stratton

In 1949 MGM released an Oscar-winning movie with Jimmy Stewart portraying Stratton

Monty Stratton’s courageous comeback after the 1938 amputation of his right leg captivated the country. An All Star in 1937 Stratton won 15 games in both’37 and ’38. After the amputation Stratton made it back to pitching professionally, throwing in the minor leagues until 1953. In

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