The Wright family were quite the athletic bunch. Father George Wright was known as the “King of Baseball,” and the greatest shortstop of his time when baseball was in it’s infancy. Uncle Harry found success in the midwest as a player-manager of the fledgling Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional base ball team in America. In 1869, the first year that the National Association of Base Ball Players permitted professional players, George signed a contract to play for his brother in Cincinnati for an astounding $1,440 per year. George earned his impressive paycheck. During his two seasons with Cincinnati he was regarded as the greatest star in the game.
Both Harry and George Wright are in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Final Resting Place:
584 Heath Street
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 02467
Grave Location:Field of St. Mary
Grave Location Description
The Wright Family monument stands at the corner of the intersection of St. Mary’s Avenue, Carroll Avenue and White Avenue.
Grave Location GPS42.31974269, -71.16796335
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