Today In Brewer History: Happy Birthday, Johnny Logan

On this day in 1927 Johnny Logan was born in Endicott, New York. After a brief stint in the Army the Braves signed him as an amateur free agent in 1947, and he made his major league debut in 1951.

By the time the Braves moved to Milwaukee in 1953 Logan was their everyday shortstop. He played in 458 of the team's 462 games in their first three seasons after the move, and in 1955 he led the NL with 37 doubles. All told Logan appeared in 1172 games over nine seasons in Milwaukee, made four All Star appearances and received votes for MVP five times.

Logan hit .270/.331/.390 over the course of his career as a Milwaukee Brave, and if not for Robin Yount you could make a strong case for his consideration as the greatest shortstop in Milwaukee baseball history. After being traded to Pittsburgh he played three more seasons with the Pirates before retiring in 1963.

Logan turns 85 today. With help from Brewerfan.net and the B-Ref Play Index, we'd also like to wish a happy birthday to:

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