Submitted by Name: Anthony Grasso From: Los Angeles E-mail: Contact
Comments: I Truly enjoyed Gil's sportscasts. I loved his phrase "It's time to call 'em as we se 'em!" I remember one time when Trevor Denman had to go on assignment and Gil hosted the Santa Anita Replay Show. May this classy man who is giving God a complete sports report rest in peace.
Added: May 14, 2012
Submitted by Name: Mike Dowaliby, PGA From: Whitefish, Montana E-mail: Contact
Comments: I'm 79 yrs old a retired golf Professional, living in Montana for 33 yrs. I knew Gil when I was working at Woodland Hills C.C. and Calabasas C.C., CA. I did a weekly golf tip on his sports TV show. We became friends through this.
Dee,you were with Gil when he visited me at the Whitefish Lake G.C...unfortunately I was out of town and Gil left me a note..."Mike, great course here, sorry I missed you." "Dee & I Headed for Yellowstone." "Best, Gil."
I did try to contact Gil shortly after recieving the note but was unable to contact him. I am so sorry, this is so late just cleaned out my business card file.
Went to google and found this Guest book.
GOD BLESS, Mike Dowaliby
Added: April 1, 2012
Submitted by Name: Larry Ham From: Reedley, California E-mail: Contact
Comments: I grew up in Santa Barbara listening to Gil Stratton on the radio and on television. He was the greatest! Never talked about himself, only what was occurring on the field. I have worked in radio for thirty years and the reason I became interested in radio was because of great men like Gil Stratton.
Added: July 14, 2010
Submitted by Name: Tony Lordi From: Kansas City Missouri E-mail: Contact
Comments: I am just now hearing that Gil Stratton passed away. I use to to watck KNXT in LA mant years ago wilth Gil, Jerry & The Big News. An icon in his field when it came to sports.
Added: May 3, 2010
Submitted by Name: Fredrick Tucker From: Duncan, South Carolina E-mail: Contact
Comments: Dear Family of Mr. Gil Stratton, I interviewed Mr. Stratton in 2005 for my biography of Verna Felton, his radio co-star on MY LITTLE MARGIE. What a nice, nice man! He not only answered my questions but took time to identify some folks in old photographs. I've recognized him (and quoted him) in the book, which is now available from Bear Manor Media. Fredrick Tucker
Added: February 27, 2010
Submitted by Name: Margie Broughton Randolph From: Orangevale,CA E-mail: Contact
Comments: Dear Dee and family - I was very sorry to hear about Gil's passing. I know it was over a year ago but I just recently found out. I have some wonderful memories from the old "Blucher days". My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Added: January 12, 2010
Submitted by Name: MARY JO BROUGHTON From: RUNNING SPRINGS, CA E-mail: Contact
Comments: Dear Dee and Family, I have no idea if you will get this since its been a year now but I just found out about Gil. I am truly sorry that Gil is gone and my thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope the passage of time, wonderful memories and your love help ease the pain of your loss. With Love and Sympathy, Mary Jo Broughton
Added: December 22, 2009
Submitted by Name: ronnie paul, jr From: Fresno, Ca. E-mail: Contact
Comments: It was a great pleasure knowing Gil Stratton when he was broadcasting with the LA Rams for CBS Television with my uncle Don Paul. Gil did play by play and uncle Don did color. They were a great team on television during the 60's. It was fun seeing them both in the TV press box in LA and SF. Lot of great memories. Thanks Gill for all your wonderful work for KNX, KNXT Ch 2, The Rams, and CBS Sports. We will miss you. Ronnie Paul, Jr. Fresno, Ca.
Added: September 30, 2009
Submitted by Name: Gary J. Smith From: WPB, FL. (org Long Beach, CA) E-mail: Contact
Comments: I just learned of Gil's death. To me, Gil WAS sports. Without his voice during my youth it was nothing more than a game. I loved it when he was on TV back in the day. When I moved away it was never the same. God Bless Gil. I pray he's looking down on upon us Calling 'Em Like He Still Sees them.
Added: August 20, 2009
Submitted by Name: David Edwards From: Newport Beach E-mail: Contact
Comments: To the Stratton family:
A few months ago, I purchased a rusty old motorcycle that was once Gil's. I certainly knew of his broadcast history, but (like many others, I suspect) I had no idea he had starred with Brando as a biker in "The Wild One" or that one of his hobbies was riding motorcycles.
This particular motorcycle, a 1957 Triumph T110, was customized by the infamous Von Dutch, and apparently Gil acquired it from the Bud Ekins Triumph dealership, where Dutch worked.
By 1961 or '62, it appears that Gil had traded the bike back to Ekins. The next owner kept the bike for many years, but in the early '70s it was turned into a chopper, then soon after parked outside and left to the elements.
My goal is to restore the Triumph back to shape it was in when Gil owned it. Big problem is that I have only one B&W photo of the bike from that era. I wonder if in the family photo albums there might be more images of the bike? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
David Edwards Editor-in-Chief Cycle World Magazine