Question: Is Stratton based on a true story?

The Stratton Story is a 1949 American biographical film directed by Sam Wood which tells the true story of Monty Stratton, a Major League Baseball pitcher who pitched for the Chicago White Sox from 1934–1938. The Stratton Story was a financial success and won the Academy Award for best Writing – Motion Picture Story.The Stratton Story is a 1949 American biographical film directed by Sam Wood

Is Monty Stratton still alive?

Deceased (1912–1982) Monty Stratton/Living or Deceased

Was Monty Stratton a real baseball player?

Monty Franklin Pierce Stratton (May 21, 1912 – September 29, 1982) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB). Wearing a prosthetic leg, Stratton played in the minor leagues from 1946 to 1953. His comeback was the subject of the 1949 film The Stratton Story, in which he was portrayed by Jimmy Stewart.

Who is Jimmy Stratton?

Stratton pitched for the Chicago White Sox in the 1930s, gaining a record of 37 wins to 19 losses, until his career took an unusual turn. Stratton was hunting rabbits on his family farm when he fell and his shotgun discharged. The bullet hit a major artery in his right leg, which doctors amputated the next day.

What happened Monty Stratton?

Monty Stratton died on September 29, 1982, at the age of 70. He was buried at Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville, Texas.

Where was Monty Stratton from?

Palacios, Texas, United States Monty Stratton/Place of birth

When was Monty Stratton born?

May 21, 1912 Monty Stratton/Date of birth Monty Franklin Stratton was born on May 21, 1912, on his familys farm in Wagner, Texas. He was the sixth of nine children born to Lee Davis and Minnie Aster Corine Stratton.

Who played the baby in The Stratton Story?

Tom Bassett Jimmys latest film role in “The Stratton Story” to be shown Saturday night, Nov. 19, at the Masonic Hall theatre, was responsible for his double trouble. In the picture, Jimmy becomes a poppa. And blond-haired, blue-eyed 18 months old Tom Bassett becomes the famous actors little son.

Has there ever been a one armed catcher in baseball?

FROM 2018: Incredible video of one-armed baseball catcher Luke Terry from Cornersville.

How tall is James Stewart?

1.91 m James Stewart/Height

What baseball player did Jimmy Stewart play in the movie?

Monty Stratton You cant keep a good man down. Monty Stratton (James Stewart) was a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox in the 1930s. From humble farm yard beginnings he became a top player, but tragedy struck and he lost a leg after a hunting accident.

What killed Joe Nuxhall?

November 15, 2007 Joe Nuxhall/Date of death

How did Pete GREY lose his arm?

Gray was 6 years old when he lost his right arm in an accident while hitching a ride on the running board of a produce truck. The driver had to stop suddenly and Gray fell off and got his right arm caught and mangled in the spokes of a wheel.

How old is Kim Novak?

88 years (February 13, 1933) Kim Novak/Age

Who was the youngest person to play in the MLB?

Joe Nuxhall On June 10, 1944, 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall becomes the youngest person ever to play Major League Baseball when he pitches in a game for the Cincinnati Reds.

Who was the youngest player to ever play in the MLB?

Joe Nuxhall Joe Nuxhall had his place in major league history. A solid pitcher and excellent broadcaster, he had been the youngest player in MLB history, making his debut at 15 years and 316 days, a situation that came about due to World War 2.

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