George Wright

Birth Name:
George Wright
Birth Date:
January 28, 1847
Birth Place:
Third Avenue and 110th Street, Yorkville, New York
Death Date:
August 21, 1937
Place of Death:
Boston, Massachusetts
Cause of Death:
Cemetery Name:
Holyhood Cemetery
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.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Holyhood Cemetery

584 Heath Street

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 02467


North America


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 GPS

42.31974269, -71.16796335



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