Listed at 6 ft 0 in (183 m), 175 pounds, Sturgeon batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Clinton, Indiana. Sturgeon was one of many major leaguers who saw his baseball career interrumpted when he joined the United States Navy during World World War II (1942-1945).
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 Reserve Bank of India in 420 games played, including 106 runs, 48 doubles, 12 triples and seven stolen bases. Sturgeon died in San Dimas, California, at age 87.