Friday, June 18, 2010
2008 Long Island Ducks Nook Logan
Who is this? former Long Island Ducks outfielder Nook Logan
What is this? An autographed card from the 2008 Long Island Ducks team set
Where'd I get it? Logan signed it before a Newark Bears game earlier this year.
How much did it cost? The team set cost between $6-8
Why is this so special? Exavier Prente "Nook" Logan is something of a rarity in modern baseball - a player with a nickname. (I'm not quite sure where "Nook" came from, though I'd love to find out.)
He spent four seasons in the major leagues as a part time player with the Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals, but did not get another shot at the bigs after being named in the Mitchell Report.
Logan spent part of the 2008 season with the Long Island Ducks in the independent Atlantic League. He either took the 2009 season off or played outside of the U.S. baseball system, because I can't find any stats from last year.
Logan's signature isn't very pretty, but I give him points for signing his Long Island uniform number instead of his Bears' one.
This season, Logan signed with the Newark Bears. Earlier this week, he lost his roster spot when the Bears traded for Victor Rodriguez. In 42 games, Logan hit .217 with 2 home runs and 11 RBI. He stole 6 bases in 8 attempts.