Baseball and Basketball

Augie Schlaffer was a standout baseball and basketball athlete at Carleton.  He set the school’s single season scoring record in basketball with 317 points, and also set the per-game scoring record with an average of 15.1 points per game.  In the last game of his senior season, he became the first Carleton hoopster to score 1,000 points.  He was named to the All-Conference First Team in 1950.  On the baseball field, he served as captain and star center fielder, batting .326 during the 1949 season and earning Middle-West All-American honors.  After graduation, Schlaffer played baseball with the St. Paul Lights, the Southern Minnesota League, and a farm team of the Cleveland Indians.  He also barnstormed with basketball’s Harlem Globetrotters.