John Sherman Lollar, Jr., (August 23, 1924 – September 24, 1977) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) catcher and coach. He played a total of 18 seasons for the Cleveland Indians (1946), New York Yankees (1947–1948), St. Louis Browns (1949–1951), and the Chicago White Sox (1952–1963).
Lollar was considered to be one of the best catchers in the major leagues during the 1950s, and was often overshadowed by his contemporary, New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra. Lollar was an American League All-Star for seven seasons. In 1957, he received the first Rawlings Gold Glove Award for the catcher position in the major league. He was a coach in the major leagues and managed at the minor league level after his MLB playing career ended. He was selected to be a member of the Chicago White Sox All-Century Team on September 30, 2000.
By Dean Hanley
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