Johnny Logan (baseball)

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Johnny Logan
Born: (1927-03-23)March 23, 1927
Endicott, New York
Died: August 9, 2013(2013-08-09) (aged 86)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1951 for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1963 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Batting average .268
Home runs 93
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, he was 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, and he 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 Russian and Croatian descent. His father John Logan Sr., was from Tsaritsyn, now Volgograd, and his mother Helen Senko, was born in Croatia but also lived in the borderland of Poland.[1]

He died at a hospital in Milwaukee on August 9, 2013. He was 86.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^  . "Johnny Logan". SABR. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  2. ^ The Associated Press (2013-06-06). "Former SS Johnny Logan dies at 86". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 

External links[edit]

  • 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