Rob Olson

Rob Olson
usaUnited States
Past Teams
Hallie Eagles
Chippewa River Baseball League

Class of 2013


Hallie Eagles 1992-2001

A .376 lifetime hitter in CRBL play, Rob Olson’s line-drive stroke unleashed from a simple stance coupled with his hard-charging approach to playing the outfield made him a standout during his 10 seasons of competition for the Eageles of Hallie.

In his rookie CRBL season of 1992, Olson seared the ball at a .500 clip (29 for 58) and topped the league with 3 triples.  Rob’s half-full average in that year would initiate a streak of six consecutive seasons in which he hit .330 or better, including three seasons of .400 or better – 1994 (.453, 24 for 53), 1995 (.475, 28 for 59), and 1999 (.400, 24 for 60).

In each of these .400+ seasons, Rob was an offensive pace setter in the CRBL.  In 1994, he tied for the lead in triples with 2.  In 1995, he tied for the lead in hits with 28 while autonomously claiming the lead in runs scored with 25.  In 1999, Olson’s .400 ledger coincided with a league high 19 walks, one of eight seasons during which the right-handed hitter earned 10 or more base on balls in league play.

During Rob’s time in the Eagle’s nest, Hallie qualified for six WBA tournaments (1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000), one Final 8 (1995), two South Division championships (1996 and 2001), and two CRBL title belts (1996 and 2000).  In the 11 to 7 championship win verse the Tilden Tigers in 1996 at Hallie’s spacious Sipple Field – Hallie’s first league crown since 1984 – Olson scored 2 runs and knocked 2 hits in 4 at-bats.  Four seasons later in 2000, Hallie prevailed again over the Tigers at Sipple Field for the CRBL title, this time by a more comfortable 15 to 6 score.  The consistent hitting outfielder had another difference making day, going 1 for 2 at the plate with a double, 3 RBI’s, 3 base on balls, and 1 run scored.

An All-Star participant in six seasons (1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999), Rob was selected as an All-CRBL outfielder in four campaigns (1992, 1994, 1995, 1999).