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George Wright

  • Birth 28 Jan 1847 Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, USA
  • Death 21 Aug 1937 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 2470

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Yonkers, New York, he was a shortstop on baseball's first openly all-professional team, the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, when he hit 49 home runs in 57 games and batted an astounding .633 average. For twelve seasons, he played with the Boston Red Stockings 1871 to 1875, Boston Red Caps 1876 to 1878, 1880 to 1881 and the Providence Grays 1879 and 1882. He end his career with 866 hits, 665 runs scored, 11 homeruns, 326 runs batted in and a .301 batting average. Wright was the founder of the Wright and Ditson Sporting Goods Company and is also credited with setting up New England's first nine-hole golf course, Boston's Franklin Park in 1890. He died at age 90 in Boston, Massachusetts and was inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame the same year of his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2470
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Wright (28 Jan 1847–21 Aug 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2470, citing Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .