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Monty Franklin Pierce "Gander" Stratton
Birth: May 21, 1912
Death: Sep. 28, 1982

Major League Baseball Player. Born in in Wagner, Texas, he was a right handed pitcher making his debut for the Chicago White Sox on June 2, 1934. For five seasons, he played with the Chicago White Sox, until he had to leave the game after he lost his right leg in a hunting accident in 1938. He ended his career with 36 wins, 23 loss, 36 complete games 5 shutouts, 2 saves, 196 strikeouts and a 3.71 earned run average. In 1946, he made a comeback as a winning pitcher in the minor leagues and his life inspired film "The Stratton Story" (1949), starring Jimmy Stewart as Monty Stratton. He died at age 70 in Greenville, Texas. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Lee Davis Stratton (1867 - 1930)
  Minnie Aster Corine McElyea Stratton (1884 - 1971)
 
 Spouse:
  Ethel Ester Milberger Stratton (1916 - 2006)
 
 Children:
  Monty F Stratton (1937 - 2012)*
  Dennis Stratton (1940 - 1964)*
 
 Siblings:
  Gladys Pearl Stratton Rhodes (1895 - 1958)**
  Lavada Stratton (1897 - 1918)**
  Hardin Alexander Stratton (1902 - 1974)*
  Velma Stratton-Busby Moss (1905 - 1970)*
  Carl Leon Stratton (1908 - 1922)*
  Monty Franklin Pierce Stratton (1912 - 1982)
  Freddy Roland Stratton (1915 - 1995)*
  Leslie Davis Stratton (1918 - 1983)*
  Susie Lucille Stratton - Steen (1921 - 1994)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Memoryland Memorial Park
Greenville
Hunt County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 4, Lot 419
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Dec 06, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 7451
Monty Franklin Pierce Gander Stratton
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