Ryan Sturm

Nickname: Sturmy

Bat/Throw: R/R

Birthday: 7/17

Years Playing With The Tigers: 2001-present

Position(s): IF/OF

High School/Graduation Year: Springfield High School - Class of 2002

College: THE St. Cloud State University

Family: parents: Robert and Sharon, siblings: Mary, Karie, Randy, Ann and Shauna, nieces/nephews: Brienna, Jordan, Lacey, Taylor, Johnny, Kallie, Christopher, Brody, Brooklyn, Brayden, Charlie, Oliver, Jack, Ben, and Sam

Job: Director of Business Operations - St. Cloud River Bats of the Northwoods League

Best Part Of Playing Amateur Baseball: Playing on the field where I fell in love with the sport in front of my parents. The guys, the stories, the crazy times...you can't go wrong.

Should players from the "Steroids Era" such as Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro, and Roger Clemens be in the Baseball Hall of Fame? Major League Baseball knew of these people using these substances and did nothing to stop it. Fact of the matter is that they still need to hit the best pitchers in the world, who were also juiced at the time. Everyone used 'em back in those days so who are these naive people that claim that no one knew. Look at a Barry Bonds rookie card...nuff said. Yes, let 'em in because they got this game back to where it should be after the greed took over...a.k.a. the strike.

Favorite Davis Story or Quote: One of my favorites of all time has to be on our way to Jackson and Willie was a little under the weather. Davis had to stop to let Brandon (the youngest guy on the squad) out to "feel better". Davis takes off his shades, turns around from the drivers seat and says, "What the h&$# have you guys done to Willie? What is wrong with you guys?" Willie proceeds to go 4 for 5 with about a half dozen RBIs in a rout of Luverne.

Your Pick to Win the 2011 World Series: Anyone but the Yankees...Go Twins!

Major League Ballparks You've Visited: Metrodome, Target Field

One Piece of Advice for Young Ball Players: Play the game the right way, so that a kid in the stands says they want to play like you. There is no better compliment in the world than having a kid saying they want the play like you.

Don't Ever Do This When You're Playing Baseball: Live in the past, short term memory.

Parting Thoughts: Only because Tews called me out...Did you know that right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do? If this counts for hitters...I am happy that Bergie switched to the left side of the dish...kidding.