Harry Wright

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Birthday
10, 1835
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 3, 1895 (60)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1835
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 3, 1895 (60)

About

Baseball's first professional coach who played for and managed the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings.

Before Fame

He started his pro sports career while playing cricket at New York City's St. George Cricket Club.

Trivia

He introduced many of baseball's traditions, like pre-game batting practice and moving the outfield according to batters' strengths.

Family Life

He had three brothers and one sister. Two of his brothers also took up baseball.

Associated With

Like the great Gus Bell, he was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame.