THIS DATE IN BASEBALL HISTORY- NOVEMBER 28, 1938- WHITE SOX PITCHER MONTE STRATTON’S HUNTING ACCIDENT

Monty Stratton: PERSON, pictures and information - Fold3.com

This Date In Baseball History- November 28, 1938- Chicago White Sox pitcher Monte Stratton had his right leg amputated as a result of a hunting accident in Greenville, Texas. The 25 year old Stratton was coming off two straight 15 win seasons for the White Sox- and had a 36-23 3.71 ERA in his young career. He made the All-Star Game in 1937. Stratton would attempt a comeback in the minor leagues- this would inspire a 1949 movie starring James Stewart. Not the greatest movie ever made but if James Stewart was in it- it at least had that going for it. Also in the movie baseball players- Gene Beardon, Bill Dickey, Merv Shea and Jimmy Dykes appeared as themselves. Monte Stratton died in 1982 at the age of 70.

The Stratton Story (1949) - Photo Gallery - IMDb

2 responses to “THIS DATE IN BASEBALL HISTORY- NOVEMBER 28, 1938- WHITE SOX PITCHER MONTE STRATTON’S HUNTING ACCIDENT

  1. That was a shame… there were A LOT of baseball movies in the 40s and 50s. Not all of them were really good but they were making them. My favorite was the Lou Gehrig movie…that was the exception to me.

  2. As a kid I thought any baseball movie was great lol– but you are right most of them were bad- the Babe Ruth and Pete Alexander once especially awful- as pointed out in The Baseball 100…. at least this one had Jimmy Stewart in it…

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