August 11, 2013 by Elizabeth Metz
Shortstop, 1869-1870. Inducted 2005.
An accomplished cricket player in his youth, George was one of the first stars of the new sport of baseball. When his older brother Harry put together the first all-salaried baseball team in Cincinnati in 1869, George was his first call and the highest paid player on the undefeated squad. In 57 games that year, George hit 49 home runs. Over two seasons with the Cincinnati Red Stockings, his batting average was a whopping .585.