2003 Hall of Fame Inductees BASEBALL
Luther Carr

Hit and Run Carr earned his nickname on the football field at Lincoln high school but he was equally at home on the baseball diamond, and the monicker applied there just as well. Carr was a four-sport athlete at Lincoln and earned All-City honors in football and baseball. He was All-State in football, started in basketball, and sprinted on Lincoln's state championship track team as well. One of the state's most coveted running backs, he went on to earn All-Coast honors at the University of Washington. One of his biggest thrills came against Cal's Rose Bowl team as a sophomore when he started the second half and raced 76 yards to score on his first carry of the day. In baseball he not only covered centerfield like a blanket, but he hit well over .300 at every level of play. Even as a 12 year-old when he started with Art's Boys in Salishan. The star-studded Cheney Studs of Seattle added him to their lineup while he was still a junior in high school and he starred for three years in Sea-Tac League and Northwest League play. He was in center for Cheney's 1955 national runners-up all season but could not go to the nationals because of UW football obligations. In fact, he turned down Branch Rickey's offer to become a San Francisco Giant to stay with the Husky football program.