Former big leaguer and area scout Johnny Logan passed away at Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee on Friday, reports the Associated Press. He was 86. The Brewers released the following statement:
“Johnny Logan was a longtime friend to Milwaukee baseball. 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.”
In parts of 13 MLB seasons, Logan hit .268/.330/.378/ (94 OPS+) with 93 home runs. The shortstop received MVP votes every year from 1952-57 and was an All-Star in 1955 and 1957-59. Logan played for the Braves (both Boston and Milwaukee) as well as the Pirates in his career. He won the World Series with Milwaukee in 1957.
Logan had a plaque placed on the Miller Park "Walk of Fame" in his honor last month. Memorial services will be announced at a later time.