The Young and the Restless: George Wright, 1865–68

By Robert Tholkes

This article was published in the Fall 2016 Baseball Research Journal.

From 1865 through 1868, Hall of Famer George Wright played for six different baseball teams, as well as several cricket clubs. Here, author Robert Tholkes examines the early years of Wright's playing career. Baseball Hall of Famer George Wright’s record for changing clubs as a young player in 1865–68 was exceptional even for this pre-reserve-clause period: six baseball teams (one of them twice, and omitting his cricket clubs) in four cities in four seasons, all before he was of an . . .

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