Former Major League Ball Player From Endicott is Honored
6/16/2012 (Updated 11:12:39 PM)The Endicott Sertoma and Endicott Mayor John Bertoni honored a local baseball legend on Saturday.
"You can take Johnny Logan out of Endicott but you can't take Endicott out of Johnny Logan"
Johnny Logan helped unveil a monument outside of the little league park that bears his name. The Endicott native spent 13 years in the major leagues, nine with the Milwaukee Braves. He helped lead the Braves to a World Series title over the Yankees in 1957. He holds the World Series record with 10 assists in one game. After the unveiling he had some advice for the youngsters that want to make it big.
"I'll tell you Little Leaguers, if you want to be a major leaguer, learn how to hit. Learn the strike zone, because them pitchers [sic] are going to be working on you and if you're a good hitter, they got a position for you." said Johnny Logan.
After the ceremony Logan threw out the first pitch of the little league game and then shared stories and laughs with old friends. He also signed plenty of autographs for the youngsters. Logan lettered in five sports while attending Union Endicott High School.
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