Sam Wright
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"Samuel Wright Jr." was an United States/American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball for a total of four seasons for the New Haven Elm Citys (1875), Atlanta Braves/Boston Red Caps (1876, 1881), and Cincinnati Reds (1876–1880)/Cincinnati Reds (1880).

In 45 games played, all as a shortstop, he batting average/batted .168, had 29 hit (baseball)/hits, four double (baseball)/doubles, five run batted in/RBIs, scored 10 run (baseball)/runs, and one base on balls in 173 at bats. Two of his brothers also played in the majors: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum/Baseball Hall of Famers Harry Wright and George Wright (sportsman)/George Wright.

Wright was born in New York City to Sam Wright Sr., a famous cricketer and Sam's second wife, Ann Tone. He died at the age of 79 in Boston, Massachusetts. He is interred at St. Patrick Cemetery in Stoneham, Massachusetts.

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