Thorn: Who was baseball pioneer George Wright?

From SABR member John Thorn at Our Game on September 20, 2016:

I wrote this profile of George Wright, one of my handful of favorite players, as part of SABR’s effort to tell the story of the first great team in baseball’s first professional league. The book in which this essay appears is Boston’s First Nine: The 1871-75 Boston Red Stockings, edited by Bob LeMoine, Bill Nowlin, and Len Levin. The ebook and paperbound versions may be ordered by clicking here. But I heartily recommend that you get it, along with so many other splendid books, for free by joining SABR ( Finally in this prefatory line, I’d like to thank artist Graig Kreindler for his permission to reproduce his fine portrait of Our Hero, and for his many kindnesses in support of baseball history. Now, here’s George, whose long and fabulous career commands a full-length biography.

Read the first part of the series here:

Click here to read part two and part three.

Originally published: September 23, 2016. Last Updated: September 23, 2016.