Ernest W. Logan
The Wichita Eagle,
April 11, 2009
W., 86, went to meet his "heavenly manager" on April 10, 2009.
Ernest was born January 19, 1923 to parents, Henry P. and Fannie L. Logan
in Meno, OK.
He received a scholarship to attend the University of Oklahoma to play
baseball where he also played drums in the O.U. College band.
He later transferred to Northern Oklahoma Junior College, Tonkawa, OK,
until interrupted by WWII and 3 years of service with the U.S. Coast Guard.
He later graduated in 1961 with a degree in journalism from Wichita State
University while working full-time at Boeing Aircraft and raising his
While attending college and working in Tonkawa, he met and married a classmate
and the love of his life, Dorothy Louise Miller, on August 17, 1942, with
whom he celebrated 66 years of marriage.
From the "old sand lot" day, playing baseball in and around
Enid, OK, in college and the Coast Guard, he was then drafted to play
professionally with the Southern Association in and around Atlanta, GA,
Charleston, SC, etc. for three years. The St. Louis Cardinals then purchased
him and he continued as a right outfielder with their AAA team out of
In later, years, Ernie received the very special honor of being inducted
into the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.
In 1949, he became gainfully employed by Boeing as a technical manual
writer, editor and illustrator. He played for the national and global
championship Boeing Bombers' semi-pro baseball team for several years.
He also worked in advertising and printing, public speaking, motivation
classes, tour business, and a family lawn sprinkler business in Wichita.
He continued designing for twenty more years until retiring at the age