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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsJohnny SturmJohn Peter Joseph SturmBorn: Jan. 23, 1916 in St. Louis, Mo.Died: Oct. 8, 2004 in St. Louis, Mo.Debut: 1941 | Pos: 1BH: 6’1″ | W: 185 | B: L | T: LYRGABRHHRRBISBBA1124524581253363.239>> Visit theJohnny Sturm biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Johnny Sturm, who started at first base for the New York Yankees in 1941, his only year in the major leagues, died on Oct. 8, 2004 in St. Louis.In his only season at the major league level, Sturm hit .239 with three home runs and 36 RBI. In 1942, Sturm joined the U.S. military effort, as a number of other major league players did. On July 7, 1942, he was part of a military All-Star team that played a game against an AL All-Star team to raise money for the military effort.Sturm served in the military from 1942-1945 and he never returned to the major leagues as a baseball player.According to his obituary, Sturm was a member of the Greater St. Louis Hall of Fame and a member of the Major League Scouts Association.