Endicott Native Johnny Logan Passes Away at 86
Endicott native and former Major League shortstop Johnny Logan passed away Friday in Milwaukee at the age of 86. Logan was a standout athlete at Union-Endicott High School and played with the Boston and Milwaukee Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates over a 13 – year Big League career.
Logan was signed by the Boston Braves in 1947 and played with them in 1951-52. The team moved to Milwaukee for the following season and Logan became an integral part of the Braves’ outstanding teams there for close to a decade. He played alongside some of the games greats like Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn and Lew Burdette.
Logan was named to the National League All-Star team four times and was a member of Milwaukee’s 1957 World Series Championship Team. He finished his Major League career with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1963 and played one season in Japan before retiring. He continued has association with baseball by working as a scout for the Milwaukee Brewers until his health began to decline.
Logan continued his ties with Endicott and this area returning to visit family and friends on numerous occasions. He has a Little League field named in his honor in Endicott and was selected for entry into the Binghamton Baseball Shrine with his plaque on display at NYSEG Stadium.