Bill Sauer Field
Who was Bill Sauer?
Cerebral Palsy would be a major setback in a normal man's life, but for Bill Sauer it was only the first setback in an amazing life. Born in 1908, Bill wasn't supposed to live past the age of seven. Instead Bill bested that mark by more than ten times, and became a legend and beloved friend to the people of Logan.
"Passing the same test as everyone else," Bill graduated from Logan High School in 1932. Bill also received an honorary Varsity "L" his senior season for his "unending devotion to all LHS athletic teams." Bill never missed a game or practice during the school year sports of Football, Basketball, and Track and Field.
After his father died in 1946, Bill supported not only himself, but his mother as well by operating a concession stand at the city pool, a small candy store, and by selling Christmas cards and magazine subscriptions.
Bill's smiling face and his specially made motor vehicles became a familiar sight around Logan. During a 35-year stretch, Bill missed only three LHS football games. He became affectionately known as "Logan's Number One Sports Fan." Bill was named Ohio's Handicapped Person of the Year in 1967.
In 1975, the LHS Athletic Field was officially renamed Bill Sauer Field as a tribute to a man who loved to watch "The Purple and White" play ball. As a final tribute, Bill was an inaugural inductee into the LHS Athletic Hall of Fame in 1976.