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Karl Olson

Karl Olson
Center fielder
Born: (1930-07-06)July 6, 1930
Ross, California
Died: December 25, 2010(2010-12-25) (aged 80)
Reno, Nevada
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 30, 1951, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 10, 1957, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Batting average .235
Hits 160
RBI 50
Career highlights and awards

Karl Arthur Olson (July 6, 1930 – December 25, 2010)[2] of Kentfield, California, was a backup outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox (1951, 1953–55), Washington Senators (1956–57) and Detroit Tigers (1957). He batted and threw right-handed.

In a six-season career, Olson was a .235 hitter with six home runs and 50 RBI in 279 games played. Olson missed the 1952 season due to service in the Korean War.

Olson was an all-star player for Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California, where he graduated in 1948. Boston signed him in June 1948, assigning him to the Triple-A Louisville Colonels in the American Association, which farmed him out to the California League team in San Jose, the San Jose Red Sox. [3]


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  1. ^ Baseball's Triple Plays - Batted Into
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  3. ^ United Press (June 27, 1948). "Karl Olson Signed To Bosox Contract". Lodi News-Sentinel (Lodi, California). Retrieved April 25, 2010. 

External links

  • Nowlin, Bill. "Karl Olson". Baseball Biography Project.  

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