John Hardin Stearns was an American professional baseball catcher and coach who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies.
Born on 21 August 1951 in Denver, Colorado, he played only one game for the Phillies before moving to the Mets.
Stearns who was nicknamed the ” Bad Dude” played collegiate baseball at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he was a two-sport star having played football too.
Injuries blighted his career which led to his retirement in 1986. In 1989, he returned to baseball when he was hired by the Milwaukee Brewers as a scout and minor league instructor.
Stearns went on to work with Toronto Blue Jays, Cincinnati Reds, and New York Mets among others.
John Stearns Cause of Death
Stearns died of cancer-related causes on 15 September in Denver at age 71.
John Stearns Age
Stearns was 71 years old at the time of his death.
John Stearns Wife & Children
Stearns was married to Martha Jo. They had been married since 1977 and had a son called Justin.
Stearns had a son called Justin Stearns at the time of his death.
John Stearns Family
Stearns is survived by his wife Martha Jo and son Justin Stearn.
John Stearns Net Worth
Stearns was estimated to be worth $5 million at the time of his death.
John Stearns Funeral
Stearns’ funeral is yet to be held, arrangements have not been put in place.