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 John Stearns

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John Stearns Famous memorial

Birth
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Death
15 Sep 2022 (aged 71)
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Burial
Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado, USA
Memorial ID
243585624 View Source

Major League Baseball Player. He played the catcher position for both the Major League Baseball's Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets from 1974 to 1984. In 1969, he was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball, but decided to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder instead. He played both baseball and football at Colorado and starred in both. In 1973, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the Major League Baseball draft and decided to sign with them. He went on to play in the Phillies' farm system in 1973 and part of 1974, before moving up to the main ball club. In December of 1974, he was traded to the New York Mets and went on to play for the team for the ten years before leaving the club in 1984. While with the Mets, he was a four-time All-Star (1977, 1979, 1980,1982). Injuries slowed him down in his last years with the Mets and led to his departure from the team. He tried to make a comeback in both 1985 and 1986, but to no avail. He retired as an active player after the 1986 season. His career statistics included a .260 batting average with 46 home runs and 312 RBIs. He later served as a coach for several Major League teams, a minor league coach and manager, a scout, and a broadcaster for ESPN. He passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Major League Baseball Player. He played the catcher position for both the Major League Baseball's Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets from 1974 to 1984. In 1969, he was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball, but decided to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder instead. He played both baseball and football at Colorado and starred in both. In 1973, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the Major League Baseball draft and decided to sign with them. He went on to play in the Phillies' farm system in 1973 and part of 1974, before moving up to the main ball club. In December of 1974, he was traded to the New York Mets and went on to play for the team for the ten years before leaving the club in 1984. While with the Mets, he was a four-time All-Star (1977, 1979, 1980,1982). Injuries slowed him down in his last years with the Mets and led to his departure from the team. He tried to make a comeback in both 1985 and 1986, but to no avail. He retired as an active player after the 1986 season. His career statistics included a .260 batting average with 46 home runs and 312 RBIs. He later served as a coach for several Major League teams, a minor league coach and manager, a scout, and a broadcaster for ESPN. He passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 16 Sep 2022
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 243585624
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/243585624/john-stearns: accessed ), memorial page for John Stearns (21 Aug 1951–15 Sep 2022), Find a Grave Memorial ID 243585624, citing Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .