Johnny Logan (baseball)
Born: March 23, 1927|
Endicott, New York
Died: August 9, 2013 86) (aged|
|April 17, 1951, for the Boston Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 27, 1963, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Runs batted in||547|
|Career highlights and awards|
John Logan, Jr. (March 23, 1927 – August 9, 2013) was a shortstop in Major League Baseball. Logan was signed by the Boston Braves in 1947, having been discovered by Braves scout Dewey Briggs. He was a four-time All-Star and led the National League in doubles in 1955. Logan was the first major league batter Sandy Koufax faced; Logan hit a bloop single.
In a 13-season career, Logan was a lifetime .268 batter with 93 home runs and 547 RBIs in 1503 games. He has a total of 651 career runs scored and 19 stolen bases. He accumulated 216 doubles and 41 triples with a total of 1407 hits in 5244 career at bats. After his major league career, Logan played one season in Japan for the Nankai Hawks in 1964.
- "Johnny Logan was spark plug of champion Braves, He loved Brewers, ran for sheriff," by Tom Haudricourt, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 9, 2013
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
- Johnny Logan feature article by Sports Editor Cyril Cheriyan from the Binghamton University student newspaper, Pipe Dream : BU's first major leaguer