Year Inducted – 1988

A 1941 Hower High grad, Herb was a consistent .300 hitting outfielder with the Bucs and Sohio A.C. in his younger days, including the ’41 Class A and Class A-B Title teams. After three years in the Coast Guard, Herb continued where he left off with the Moore’s Wrestlers team, and after a brief trial with the St. Louis Browns, played for Krispy Kreme in 1947. Carlson then moved to the outfield for four years with the City, State and District Champion Borden Auto teams. Following two years with the Smith Sheriffs, Herb capped his 12-year career with the Autos again, helping them win the City Title once again in 1954.