Johnny Logan, 86, all-star shortstop for Milwaukee Braves
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS August 10, 2013 10:20PM
FILE - In this July 1959 file photo, Milwaukee Braves shortstop Johnny Logan stands in the dugout in Milwaukee, as he prepared to return to the lineup after being spiked by a Chicago Cubs player in a previous game. Logan, a four-time All-Star shortstop who helped the Braves win the 1957 World Series, has died. He was 86. The Milwaukee Brewers said Logan died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/File)
Updated: September 12, 2013 6:57AM
MILWAUKEE — Johnny Logan, a four-time All-Star shortstop who helped the Milwaukee Braves win the 1957 World Series, has died. He was 86.
The Milwaukee Brewers said Mr. Logan died Friday at Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.
In 13 seasons with the Boston and Milwaukee Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates, Mr. Logan hit .268 with 93 home runs and 547 RBIs. He finished his playing career in Japan in 1964, and later worked was a scout with the Brewers.
“Johnny Logan was a longtime friend to Milwaukee baseball,” the Brewers said in a statement. “His connection to both the Brewers and the Braves and the Milwaukee community was very strong.
“Virtually every person associated with the Milwaukee Brewers has been touched by Johnny through his many visits to the ballpark and terrific stories about his time in the game. We will miss Johnny deeply and will never forget his colorful character and personality.”
Mr. Logan, from Endicott, N.Y. was honored by the Brewers last month with the unveiling of his plaque on the Miller Park “Walk of Fame.”