January 28, 1847, Yonkers, New York
August 21, 1937, Boston, Massachusetts, (aged 90y 205d)
Right arm Fast
George Wright only played two first-class matches but his debut for the USA side came when he was only 15 and three years later played in the game against Canada when the USA won by one wicket despite fielding only ten men. His cricket career took second place to baseball from 1868 when he joined brother Harry at the Cincinnati Red Stockings as a shortstop. In 1871 Harry and George moved to Boston and they were widely credited with formulating the role of the team manager. George returned to cricket after his serious baseball career finished, making his first-class debut in 1883 for USA against Gentlemen of Philadelphia. In the same fixture in 1884 he captained the USA. He went on to run a sporting goods business in Boston as well as designing golf courses. Shortly before his death he was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame. His son, Beals Wright, won Olympic gold at tennis in 1904.
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