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Karl OlsonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1951-1957 MLB Years: 1951-1957
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PositionsOF-240Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameKarl Arthur Olson
Height6-3Weight205BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 6,1930 [87.290]PlaceKentfield,California
High SchoolPleasant Hill (Pleasant Hill,CA)
MLB DebutJune 30,1951 [20.359]
OrganizationsBOS [4] WS1 [2] DET [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID16156Retrosheet IDolsok101MLBAM ID120005
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed38Power37Contact45XBH46RBIs34Runs77Hitting41Durability30Team.479Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1951Boston Red SoxALMLBbos21of20510010000000301001.100.100.100.2001011.143.000.000.0930.0027.270.000.000.000.00
1953Boston Red SoxALMLBbos34of222557572016001900004.123.138.211.34912358.128.088.105.1571.7215.529.001.7257.0042.86
1954Boston Red SoxALMLBbos34of231012272559122120211223033011.260.293.344.6377815245.282.084.141.2914.909.391.920.41227.0025.42
1955Boston Red SoxALMLBbos21,34of24264871212010011001003.250.265.354.61917350.316.104.125.2752.0020.0010.000.000.0025.00
1956Washington Senators IALMLBws13of251063133477102422112841165113.246.305.329.63410316353.267.083.173.2887.9311.611.461.1378.2520.78
1957Washington Senators IALMLBws13of26812220000001200000.167.231.167.3982013.200.000.083.1937.6915.382.000.000.000.00
1957Detroit TigersALMLBdet30of26814120001000601000.143.143.143.2862015.250.000.000.1290.0040.000.000.000.000.00
1957Totals for AL-AL         1626340001001801000.154.185.154.3394028.222.000.038.1603.5728.578.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter279681741602566503243941128132.235.278.316.59421537745.261.081.145.0005.7712.622.190.81113.5023.13
Boston Red Sox Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1573423779154227211445053019.231.259.316.57510821364.258.085.129.0003.8512.363.210.55171.0026.58
Washington Senators I Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1143253679102422112943165113.243.303.323.62610516366.265.080.169.0007.9211.751.481.0981.2520.25
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter814120001000601000.143.143.143.2862015.250.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623954393153329212555175119.235.278.316.59412521433.261.081.145.0005.7712.622.190.81113.5023.13

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1951Boston Red SoxALMLBbos20OF5--8---881.0001.60------5100.03.2
1953Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22OF24--3111-3332.9701.33------2596.015.7
1954Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23OF78--1221061138132.9571.69------10177.250.6
1955Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24OF21--271--28281.0001.33------2680.813.6
1956Washington Senators IALMLBws125OF101--19242-198196.9901.94------10695.365.6
1957Washington Senators IALMLBws126OF6--10---10101.0001.67------875.03.9
1957Detroit TigersALMLBdet26OF5--6---661.0001.20------862.53.2
MLB Totals for OF - 6 season(s)-   OF240--3961691421412.9791.72------2400.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1951Boston Red SoxALMLBbos20---------5-
1953Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22---------24-
1954Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23---------78-
1955Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24---------21-
1956Washington Senators IALMLBws125---------101-
1957Washington Senators IALMLBws126---------6-
1957Detroit TigersALMLBdet26---------5-

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1957-04-30Purchased by Red Sox from Senators. 
1957-04-30TradeTraded by Red Sox to Tigers for Jack Phillips. 
1955-11-08TradeTraded by Red Sox with Al Curtis, Neil Chrisley, Tex Clevenger and Dick Brodowski to Senators for Tom Umphlett, Johnny Schmitz, Bob Porterfield and Mickey Vernon. 
1948-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.