Bobby Sturgeon

Robert Harwood Sturgeon (August 6, 1919 – March 10, 2007) was a shortstop and second baseman in Major League Baseball who played between 1940 and 1948 for the Chicago Cubs (1940–1942, 1946–1947) and Boston Braves (1948). Listed at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m), 175 lb., Sturgeon batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Clinton, Indiana.

Bobby Sturgeon
Shortstop / Second baseman
Born: (1919-08-06)August 6, 1919
Clinton, Indiana
Died: March 10, 2007(2007-03-10) (aged 87)
San Dimas, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 1940, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1948, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average.257
Home runs1
Runs batted in80
Teams

Sturgeon was one of many major leaguers who saw his baseball career interrupted when he joined the US Navy during World War II (1942–45). His most productive season came for the 1946 Cubs, when he posted a career-high .296 batting average.

In a six-season career, Sturgeon was a .257 hitter (313-for-1220) with one home run and 80 RBI in 420 games played, including 106 runs, 48 doubles, 12 triples and seven stolen bases.

Sturgeon died in San Dimas, California, at age 87.

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