George Wright

Birthdate 1/28/1847
Death Date 10/31/1937
Debut Year 1879
Year of Induction 1937
Teams Reds
Positions Executive, Shortstop

George Wright was the first batter in the history of the National League. He was the shortstop and best player from the first professional team.

In the collection:

Reach Sporting Goods document signed by George Wright and other luminaries

Reach Sporting Goods document signed by George Wright and other luminaries

In the collection is a document from May 2, 1930 signed by Hall of Fame shortstop and George Wright. The game’s greatest shortstop of the first two decades of professional play, George and brother Harry were the first brother combination voted into the Hall of Fame. Of interest on the document
Rare cut signature of Hall of Fame shortstop and baseball pioneer George Wright

Rare cut signature of Hall of Fame shortstop and baseball pioneer George Wright

By virtue of his 1937 year of death, the autograph of George Wright remains on the want list of many advanced collectors. Shown here is a cut from a document that bears his signature. Wright was considered the best player in baseball at the game’s inception and was the first batter in the inau
NL chief and HoFer Warren Giles writes about a George Wright single-signed baseball

NL chief and HoFer Warren Giles writes about a George Wright single-signed baseball

Shown here is a letter signed by then-National League president and future Hall of Famer Warren Giles in which he discusses a baseball autographed by the first batter in NL history, George Wright. In the correspondence dated June 10, 1965, Giles thanks Jefferson W. Hudson of the Eagle-Picher Compan

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