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Monty Stratton
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Sex:M
Age:98
Birth Date:May 21, 1912
Astrology Sign:Gemini
Chinese Sign:Rat - Yin
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Occupation:Baseball Player

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MONTY STRATTON
Monty Stratton

Biography:Monty Stratton (May 21, 1912 - September 29, 1982), also nicknamed "Gander", was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He was born in Celeste, Texas.

Stratton played five years with the Chicago White Sox (1934-38), compiling a career 36-23 record with 196 strikeouts and a 3.71 ERA in 487.1 innings. His majors career ended prematurely when a hunting accident in 1938 forced doctors to amputate his right leg.

A 6-foot-5-inch right hander, Stratton made his debut with the White Sox on June 2, 1934. He became a starter in 1937, winning 15 games with a 2.40 ERA and five shutouts, and made the American League All-Star squad. The following season, he also won 15 and completed 17 of his 22 starts.

On November 27, 1938 Stratton was hunting rabbits, when he slipped and fell, accidentally discharging his shotgun. The pellets struck his right leg, which had to be amputated the following day. Equipped with a wooden leg, Stratton worked with the White Sox the next two years as a coach and batting practice pitcher. When World War II started, he tried to enlist but was rejected. Then, he organized a semipro baseball team at Greenville, Texas, and constantly practiced coordination on the field.

In 1946, Stratton stunned the baseball world when he pitched again in the minors. His return to baseball was rough sledding because the other teams persistently bunted balls out of his reach, but Stratton was finally able to make a successful comeback winning 18 games with the Class-C Sherman in the East Texas League.

His comeback attempt was the subject of the film The Stratton Story (Sam Wood, 1949), which starred James Stewart and June Allyson, with big-leaguers Gene Bearden, Bill Dickey and Jimmy Dykes in cameo appearances.

Monty Stratton died in Greenville, Texas at age of 70.

Achievements: (Filmography)
The Stratton Story (1949)

Chinese Horoscope for Monty Stratton
Includes characteristics and Vices
Monty Stratton's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 18, 1912 - February 05, 1913
Birthday: May 21, 1912

The Rat is a Yin,
and is the First sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Appeal
Influence
Thrift
Sociability
Intellectual Skill
Charisma
Vices:
Nervousness
Verbosity
Acquisitiveness
Thirst for Power
Guile
Meddling


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Monty Stratton's Personality Tarot Card The Hanged Man - Personality Card

Birthday: May 21, 1912

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.

Monty Stratton's Character Tarot Card The Empress - Character Card

Birthday: May 21, 1912

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Monty Stratton's Growth Tarot Card Justice

Birthday: May 21, 2010

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.

 

 

 

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