Roy Wright (baseball)

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Roy Wright
Pitcher
Born: (1933-09-26) September 26, 1933 (age 83)
Buchtel, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 30, 1956, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1956, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–1
Earned run average 16.88
Innings pitched 223
Teams

Roy Earl Wright (born September 26, 1933) is an American former professional baseball player. A right-handed pitcher, during his playing career he was measured at 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighed 170 pounds (77 kg).[1]

Wright pitched one game of Major League Baseball. Signed by the New York Giants after four years of service in the United States Army, he started the last game of the Giants' 1956 season, the second game of a double-header against the Philadelphia Phillies. Wright lasted 223 innings, giving up eight hits (including a three-run home run by Willie "Puddin' Head" Jones), five earned runs and two bases on balls. He took the loss in a 5–2 Giant defeat.[2]

Wright pitched in the minor leagues from 1957 to 1959 before leaving baseball.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roy Wright Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies 5, New York Giants 2 (2)". retrosheet.org. September 30, 1956. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 

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