Big League Pitcher Loses Leg in Hunting Accident

On November 28, 1938, the day after accidentally shooting himself while out hunting, Monty Stratton’s right leg was amputated above the knee.

Although he never pitched again in the major leagues, Stratton got around well enough on his artificial limb to win 18 games in the East Texas League in 1946.  Three years later, the motion picture “The Stratton Story” turned the courageous athlete into an inspiring hero.

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