July 6, 1930|
|Died: December 25, 2010
|June 30, 1951, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 10, 1957, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Karl Arthur Olson (July 6, 1930 – December 25, 2010) 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.
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. 
- Baseball's Triple Plays - Batted Into
- United Press (June 27, 1948). "Karl Olson Signed To Bosox Contract". Lodi News-Sentinel. Lodi, California. Retrieved April 25, 2010.
- Nowlin, Bill. "Karl Olson". Baseball Biography Project. Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
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