George Wright

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August 11, 2013 by Elizabeth Metz

Wright G

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.

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  1. […] lost only one game. In 1869, Harry recruited top players from other teams (including his brother George) to field the first all-professional baseball team, which went undefeated that season.  Later […]

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