November 25, 1848|
New York, New York
|Died: May 6, 1928
|April 19, 1875 for the New Haven Elm Citys|
Last MLB appearance
|September 23, 1881 for the Boston Red Caps|
|Runs batted in||5|
Samuel Wright Jr. (November 25, 1848 – May 6, 1928) was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball for a total of four seasons for the New Haven Elm Citys (1875), Boston Red Caps (1876, 1881), and Cincinnati Reds (1880).
In 45 games played, all as a shortstop, he batted .168, had 29 hits, four doubles, five RBIs, scored 10 runs, and one base on balls in 173 at bats. Two of his brothers also played in the majors: Baseball Hall of Famers Harry Wright and George Wright.
Wright was born in New York City to Sam Wright Sr., a famous cricketer and Sam's second wife, Ann Tone. He died at the age of 79 in Boston, Massachusetts. He is interred at St. Patrick Cemetery in Stoneham, Massachusetts.
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