Sam Wright

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Sam Wright
Sam Wright.jpg
Shortstop
Born: (1848-11-25)November 25, 1848
New York, New York
Died: May 6, 1928(1928-05-06) (aged 79)
Boston, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 19, 1875 for the New Haven Elm Citys
Last MLB appearance
September 23, 1881 for the Boston Red Caps
Career statistics
Batting average .168
Runs scored 10
Runs batted in 5
Teams

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).[1]

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.[1] Two of his brothers also played in the majors: Baseball Hall of Famers Harry Wright and George Wright.[1]

Wright was born in New York City to Sam Wright Sr., a famous cricketer and Sam's second wife, Ann Tone.[1][2] He died at the age of 79 in Boston, Massachusetts. He is interred at St. Patrick Cemetery in Stoneham, Massachusetts.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Sam Wright's career statistics". retrosheet.org. Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved 2009-05-08. 
  2. ^ "The Baseball Biography Project: Tom Shea". bioproj.sabr.org. The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) & The Respective Authors. Retrieved 2009-05-08. 

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