BAT NO 1: Above, Logan's choice of lumber is a Louisville Slugger (model S188) with a signature barrel stamp.
BAT NO 2: Below, as in 1953, Johnny stuck with a Louisville Slugger (model S188) with signature barrel stamp.
BRAVES SHORTSTOP Johnny Logan used this bat,
one of two Johnny Logan bats in the Booming Bats of the 50s Commemorative
collection, in a series between the Braves and Cardinals at Sportsman's
Park in September of 1953. The second place Braves, 13 games behind
the pace-setting Dodgers, took 2 out of 3 from the Redbirds. Logan
had a solid season hitting .273 with 167 hits, 11 homers and 73
LOGAN USED THIS BAT
in an August 1955 series with the
Cardinals. He had a consistent series with at least one hit in each
game and RBIs in victories in
games one and three. The
Braves took the series from the Redbirds
three games to four. The 1955 season
was the four-time all-star's
most productive offensive year posting
a .297 average on 177 hits, 13 home
runs and 83 RBIs.
Logan was leader of Braves' pennant-winning teams
Johhny was a clutch hitter, good fielder and never backed down from a fight
LOGAN LED the league in 1955 with 37 doubles and reached career highs with 83 RBIs and a .297 batting average.
Johnny Logan began his Major League baseball career
on April 17, 1951 with the Boston Braves.
Logan played for 13 seasons for the
Braves and Pirates and ended
his big league playing career in 1963.
Johnny was a minor league star in Milwaukee for four years and a
Major League standout when he moved there with the Braves in 1953.
He was the shortstop for the 1957 and 1958 National League pennant winning Braves.
During the 50's, there were a number of good shortstops playing
in the National League Pee
Wee Reese, Alvin Dark,
Ernie Banks and Roy McMillan, just to name a few.
Logan was every bit as important to his team as any shortstop playing
during that time. Although he wasn’t as talented as teammates
Hank Aaron or Eddie
Mathews, Logan was the on-field leader of the Braves in the
1950s. He was a clutch hitter, good fielder and never backed down
from a fight.
In 1955 he led the league with 37 doubles and reached career highs with 83 RBIs and a .297 batting average.
JOHNNY LOGAN, fiery and fiercely competitive, was the on-field leader
of the Braves in the 1950s.
Traded to Pittsburgh in 1961, he served the Pirates as a backup infielder
and pinch hitter through 1963. He was a National League all-star shortstop
in 1955, ’57, ’58 and 59, and had a .268 lifetime average
with 1,407 hits.
JOHHNY LOGAN: Did you know...
....Logan was signed by the Boston Braves before the 1947 season as an amateur free agent.
...Logan was traded by the Milwaukee Braves in June 1961 to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Gino Cimoli.
...Logan was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates in Oct. 1963.
...Logan was born March 23, 1927 in Endicott, New York.
JOHHNY LOGAN was among
this quintette of Braves who produced the biggest power show of
the 1953 season. On Aug. 30 the group racked up eight home runs
in the first game of a double-header in Pittsburg to set a new National
League record. The Braves then added four more round-trippers in
the nightcap for a day's total of 12 to smash the senior loop records
for a double-header and the total for two successive games. The
Braves' record-tying home run parade in the first game, above left
to right, included Jack Dittmer,
Logan, Edddie Mathews (who
socked a pair), Jim Pendleton (who hit three) and Del
Crandall. Mathews and Logan also had circuit clouts in the nightcap.
JOHNNY LOGAN played for 13 seasons for the Braves
and Pirates and ended his big league playing career in 1963.