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 Monty Franklin Pierce “Gander” Stratton

Monty Franklin Pierce “Gander” Stratton

Birth
Palacios, Matagorda County, Texas, USA
Death 28 Sep 1982 (aged 70)
Greenville, Hunt County, Texas, USA
Burial Greenville, Hunt County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 4, Lot 419
Memorial ID 7451 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 6 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7451
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Monty Franklin Pierce “Gander” Stratton (21 May 1912–28 Sep 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7451, citing Memoryland Memorial Park, Greenville, Hunt County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .