Harry Wright

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August 12, 2013 by Elizabeth Metz

Wright H

Pitcher/manager, 1866-1870. Inducted 2005.

Moved to Cincinnati from New York to play cricket, he soon became the manager of the Cincinnati Red Stockings, a baseball team. In 1867, his Red Stockings 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 managed major league teams in Boston and Philadelphia.

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