January 28, 1847
Third Avenue and 110th Street, Yorkville, New York
August 21, 1937
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Claim to Fame:
George Wright was baseball’s first superstar player – an extraordinary shortstop who excelled for the game’s first openly all-professional team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings. After his playing days were over, he successfully entered the sporting goods business where he was instrumental in the development of golf in the U.S. In 1937 George was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
George Wright was part of a successful athletic family. His older brother Harry Wright managed Boston Red Stockings team that won six league championships from 1871 to 1878. His father, Samual Wright, was an English-American cricketer while his brother was a star baseball player who was also elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. George was the father of tennis great Beals Wright, a U.S. Championship winner and Olympic gold medalist, and Irving Wright, U.S. Championship men’s doubles champion.
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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