“Our guys have big-league talent. You just don’t know their names yet.”

Don Logan

A member at Canyon Gate Country Club in Las Vegas since 2001

BY LOUIS MARROQUIN / PHOTO BY SHARON SAMPSEL — Spring 2019

Who he is: After 35 seasons with Las Vegas’ Triple-A baseball team, the president and COO is preparing for the team’s biggest year yet, with a new two-year player development contract with the Oakland A’s, a new name, and a new stadium.

Name change: This season, the minor-league team, previously the Las Vegas 51s, introduces its Aviators moniker, a nod to Vegas and Hollywood legend Howard Hughes (the Howard Hughes Corp. owns the team).

New digs: The team plans to debut its new Las Vegas Ballpark for its first home game on April 9. The venue will feature a kids zone, party decks and suites, an outfield pool, mesh seats, and the 21st largest scoreboard in baseball. “I want people to come in, have a good time, and feel safe.”

Triple-A’s charm: “Minor-league baseball is special. It’s not about the money or notoriety. It’s about families, locals, and being a good community partner.”

Kudos: In December, Logan became the first three-time winner of the Pacific Coast League Executive of the Year award. “It’s humbling, but it’s not a reflection on just me. I have a great group of people here.”

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