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Harry Wright

William Henry Wright

Positions: Centerfielder and Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 157 lb.

Born: January 10, 1835 in Sheffield, United Kingdom (All Transactions)
Debut: May 5, 1871 (Age 36.115)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1871 season [*]
Team: RedStockings 1871-1877

Final Game: September 29, 1877 (Age 42.262)
Died: October 3, 1895 in Atlantic City, NJ
Buried: West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Pioneer/Executive in 1953.
   View Harry Wright Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Relatives: Brother of George Wright and Brother of Sam Wright
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1871 36 BOS NA 31 160 147 42 44 5 2 0 26 7 1 13 2 .299 .356 .361 .717 102 53 0 *O/16
1872 37 BOS NA 48 217 208 39 53 5 1 0 24 0 0 9 2 .255 .286 .288 .574 74 60 0 *O/1
1873 38 BOS NA 58 274 263 57 68 7 3 2 36 3 2 11 4 .259 .288 .331 .619 77 87 3 *O1
1874 39 BOS NA 40 188 184 44 58 4 2 2 27 1 0 4 3 .315 .330 .391 .721 125 72 0 *O/1
1875 40 BOS NA 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 70 1 0 /O
1876 41 BSN NL 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 /O
1877 42 BSN NL 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 /O
7 Yrs 180 850 813 183 224 21 8 4 113 11 3 37 14 .276 .307 .336 .643 90 273 3
162 Game Avg. 162 765 732 165 202 19 7 4 102 33 13 .276 .307 .336 .643 90 246
BOS (5 yrs) 178 843 806 183 224 21 8 4 113 11 3 37 12 .278 .310 .339 .648 91 273 3
BSN (2 yrs) 2 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0
NA (5 yrs) 178 843 806 183 224 21 8 4 113 11 3 37 12 .278 .310 .339 .648 91 273 3
NL (2 yrs) 2 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1871 36 BOS NA 31 160 2 1 0 0 -2 1 0.1 5 6 0.6 .502 .500 0.6 -0.1 6 *O/16
1872 37 BOS NA 48 217 -7 1 0 3 -3 -6 -0.4 7 1 0.3 .492 .498 0.1 0.0 -2 *O/1
1873 38 BOS NA 58 274 -11 -0 0 -4 -3 -18 -1.2 9 -9 -0.3 .480 .493 -0.1 -0.5 -5 $1,800 *O1
1874 39 BOS NA 40 188 6 0 0 -3 -2 1 0.0 6 7 0.7 .501 .500 0.9 -0.4 10 $1,800 *O/1
1875 40 BOS NA 1 4 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .470 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /O
1876 41 BSN NL 1 3 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .425 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /O
1877 42 BSN NL 1 4 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .396 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /O
7 Seasons 180 850 -12 1 0 -4 -9 -25 -1.7 29 4 1.0 .491 .497 1.3 -1.0 8 $3,600
BOS (5 yrs) 178 843 -11 1 0 -4 -9 -23 -1.6 29 6 1.1 .492 .497 1.5 -1.0 10 $3,600
BSN (2 yrs) 2 7 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .411 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2

Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1871 36 BOS NA 1 0 1.000 6.27 9 0 6 0 0 3 18.2 34 31 13 0 4 0 0 3 105 69 4.22 2.036 16.4 0.0 1.9 0.0 0.00
1872 37 BOS NA 1 0 1.000 2.10 7 0 6 0 0 4 25.2 26 12 6 0 0 1 0 0 109 175 3.35 1.013 9.1 0.0 0.0 0.4
1873 38 BOS NA 2 2 .500 4.12 14 6 5 0 0 4 39.1 65 47 18 0 6 5 1 2 204 84 3.30 1.805 14.9 0.0 1.4 1.1 0.83
1874 39 BOS NA 0 2 .000 2.16 6 2 4 0 0 3 16.2 24 13 4 0 4 0 0 0 78 103 2.79 1.680 13.0 0.0 2.2 0.0 0.00
4 Yrs 4 4 .500 3.68 36 8 21 0 0 14 100.1 149 103 41 0 14 6 1 5 496 95 3.40 1.625 13.4 0.0 1.3 0.5 0.43
162 Game Avg. 6 6 .500 3.68 56 12 32 0 0 22 155 230 159 63 0 22 9 2 8 767 95 3.40 1.625 13.4 0.0 1.3 0.5 0.43
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1871 36 BOS NA 18.2 9 0 31 14.95 10.13 0.11 0.00 98.0 9.81 -10 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -7 .440 .497
1872 37 BOS NA 25.2 7 0 12 4.21 9.02 1.21 0.00 100.0 7.82 10 0.6 1.0 -0.1 0.8 15 .593 .504
1873 38 BOS NA 39.1 14 6 47 10.75 8.41 -0.04 0.00 100.0 8.44 -10 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 -0.3 -3 .456 .496 $1,800
1874 39 BOS NA 16.2 6 2 13 7.02 6.96 0.24 0.00 98.0 6.58 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 2 .489 .500 $1,800
4 Seasons 100.1 36 8 103 9.24 8.64 0.35 0.00 99.3 8.23 -11 -0.6 1.0 -0.2 0.2 7 .484 .498 $3,600

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1871 BOS NA 36 OF 30 55 42 5 8 1 .855 1.57 .832 1.98 0-30-0
1871 BOS NA 36 P 9 18.2 7 1 5 1 0 .857 2.89 0.67 .861 2.12 2.11
1871 BOS NA 36 SS 1 5 0 3 2 0 .600 3.00 .782 5.40
1872 BOS NA 37 OF 48 82 67 4 11 1 .866 1.48 .820 1.94 0-48-0
1872 BOS NA 37 P 7 25.2 7 1 5 1 1 .857 2.10 0.86 .814 2.03 2.01
1873 BOS NA 38 OF 58 83 60 8 15 1 .819 1.17 .803 2.00 0-58-0
1873 BOS NA 38 P 14 39.1 11 3 7 1 1 .909 2.29 0.71 .806 1.94 1.94
1874 BOS NA 39 OF 40 75 57 5 13 3 .827 1.55 .802 2.02 0-40-0
1874 BOS NA 39 P 6 16.2 10 1 8 1 0 .900 4.86 1.50 .810 2.16 2.17
1875 BOS NA 40 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .820 1.90 0-0-1
1876 BSN NL 41 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10 0-0-1
1877 BSN NL 42 OF 1 3 1 1 1 1 .667 2.00 .830 1.90 0-1-0
7 Seasons OF 179 299 228 23 48 7 .839 1.40 .813 1.98 0-177-2
4 Seasons P 36 100.1 35 6 25 4 2 .886 2.78 0.86 .820 2.04 2.04
1 Season SS 1 5 0 3 2 0 .600 3.00 .782 5.40
7 Seasons TOT 216 100.1 339 234 51 54 9 .841 2.78 1.32 .813 2.04 2.01 0-177-2
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1953 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1953
by Veteran's Committee

Games Played s c a p y
1873 NA  58 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1871 NA  160 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1873 NA  2 (4th)
1874 NA  2 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1871 NA  13 (2nd)
1872 NA  9 (4th)
1873 NA  11 (5th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1871 NA  57 (9th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1873 NA  3 (6th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1873 NA  2.4 (8th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1873 NA  131.5 (8th)
1874 NA  92.0 (3rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1873 NA  200 (7th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1872 NA  0.8 (7th)
1874 NA  0.1 (10th)

Wins s c a p y
1873 NA  2 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1871 NA  9 (10th)
1873 NA  14 (9th)

Saves s c a p y
1871 NA  3 (1st)
1872 NA  4 (1st)
1873 NA  4 (1st)
1874 NA  3 (1st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1873 NA  5 (9th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1871 NA  6 (1st)
1872 NA  6 (1st)
1873 NA  5 (3rd)
1874 NA  4 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1872 NA  5 (7th)
1874 NA  0 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1872 NA  0.4 (7th)
1874 NA  0.0 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1871 NA  30 (4th)
1873 NA  58 (1st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1871 NA  5 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1871 NA  1 (4th)
1874 NA  3 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1871 NA  born 1835-01-10 (2nd)
1872 NA  born 1835-01-10 (1st)
1873 NA  born 1835-01-10 (1st)
1874 NA  born 1835-01-10 (2nd)
1875 NA  born 1835-01-10 (1st)
1876 NL  born 1835-01-10 (1st)
1877 NL  born 1835-01-10 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 12 (194), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkBatting - 15 (1210), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Pitching - 22 (1032), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1464), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Center Field (450th), 1.0 career WAR/1.0 7yr-peak WAR/1.0 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1873 38 Boston Red Stockings $1,800 ? Preston Orem 161
1874 39 Boston Red Stockings $1,800 ? Preston Orem 205
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,600
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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