August 10, 1911|
Tabor City, North Carolina
|Died: October 22, 1981
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|April 18, 1938 for the Washington Senators|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 16, 1949 for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Runs batted in||553|
|Career highlights and awards|
Taft Shedron "Taffy" Wright (Tabor City, North Carolina, August 10, 1911 – Orlando, Florida, October 22, 1981) was a professional baseball player. He played nine seasons in Major League Baseball from 1938 to 1949, primarily as a right fielder.
Wright's first two major-league years were with the Washington Senators. He made a splash in his rookie season, batting .350. However, because Wright had just 263 at bats in 100 games, the American League awarded the official batting title to Jimmie Foxx, who had hit .349 in more than twice as many plate appearances. Though he followed up his rookie year by batting .309 in the second, the Senators traded him to the Chicago White Sox in the 1939 offseason, in a deal for Gee Walker.
Wright played the bulk of his career with the White Sox, recording over 100 hits every year and topping .300 four more times. He played his last season in 1949 for the Philadelphia Athletics. His career batting average was .311.
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