Harry G. Carlson
One goal of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame is to shine a spotlight on those individuals who were born and lived in this county yet made important contributions in the world of sports in other places in the United States. One such individual is Harry G. Carlson, a member of the CSHOF Class of 2022.
Carlson was born in Jamestown in 1896 the son of Swedish immigrants. He attended the Jamestown Public Schools through age 16 and graduated from East High School in Cleveland, OH. He played baseball in high school. One time while playing for Jamestown High, he pitched against Chautauqua Sports Hall of Famer Howard Ehmke who was on the mound for Silver Creek.
Harry attended Ursinus College as a freshman where he played both baseball and football. He transferred to Springfield College where he earned a B.A. degree in Physical Education while playing baseball. Carlson also served in the U.S. Marines during World War I.