Harry Wright

Harry Wright
1835 - 1895

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First Name William
Middle Name Henry
Last Name Wright
Full Name at Birth William Henry Wright
Birthday 10th January, 1835
Birthplace Sheffield, England
Died 3rd October, 1895
Place of Death Atlantic City, NJ
Buried West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Weight W
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Nationality English
Occupation Text Former Major League Baseball Player
Occupation Baseball
Baseball Position Centerfielder, Pitcher
Bats Right
Throws Right
MLB First Game Date 5th May, 1871
MLB Final Game Date 29th September, 1877
Hall of Fame Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Pioneer/Executive in 1953.

William Henry "Harry" Wright (January 10, 1835 – October 3, 1895) was an English-born American professional baseball player, manager, and developer. He assembled, managed, and played center field for baseball's first fully professional team, the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings. It was there where he is credited with introducing innovations such as backing up infield plays from the outfield and shifting defensive alignments based on hitters' tendencies. For his contributions as a manager and developer of the game, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1952 by the Veterans Committee. Wright was also the first to make baseball into a business by paying his players up to seven times the pay of the average working man.

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