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RIP Johnny Logan

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ifilus, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    Former Milwaukee Braves great Johnny Logan died Friday night at Veterans Hospital at 86.

    In a 13-year career, Logan batted .268 with 93 home runs, 547 runs batted in, 651 runs scored and 1,407 hits in 1,503 games. He was a four-time all-star, including three years in a row from 1957-1959.

  2. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Starting shortstop on the 1957 World Series winner and 1958 NL pennant winners who should have won WS but blew a 3-1 lead.

    He wasn't from Milwaukee, but he came to Milwaukee in the early 50s when the Milwaukee Brewers were the American Association AAA affiliate for the Boston Braves. He made it up to the Braves briefly in Boston, and when the Braves moved to Milwaukee he forever made Milwaukee his home. He was still a fixture at Miller Park as a scout for the Brewers.
  3. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    If you covered games in Milwaukee over the past 20 years, you probably saw him in the press box there.

  4. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Remembered by a lot of people for being a character and a master of the malapropism.

    Two I remember hearing:

    -- Out to eat with teammates, he tells them while they're looking at the menu: "This soup du jour must be good. They have it every day."

    -- And after dinner, he tells the waitress that for dessert he wants the "apple pie a la mode. With ice cream!"

    For at least some long stretch of his adulthood, he had a taste for adult beverages, which confounds the hell out of me how he made it to 86. R.I.P.
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