The Stratton Story is a true tale about star major league pitcher Monty Stratton who loses a leg in a hunting accident, but becomes determined to leave the game of baseball on his own terms.
The Stratton Story (1949) Biography, Drama, Romance | 106min | June 1949 (USA) 7.2
Director: Sam WoodWriter: Douglas Morrow, Guy TrosperStars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank MorganSummary: The movie is about Chicago White Sox pitcher Monty Stratton (Jimmy Stewart), who in the 1930s, compiled a 37-19 won-loss record in three seasons. After he became the winningest right-hander in the American League, his major league career ended prematurely when a hunting accident in 1938 forced doctors to amputate his right leg. With a wooden leg and his wife Ethel's (June Allyson) help, Stratton made a successful minor league comeback in 1946, continuing to pitch in minor leagues throughout the rest of the 1940s and into the 1950s.
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