The younger brother of famed Cincinnati Red Stockings captain Harry Wright, George became a star player with the Washington and New York clubs and was an immediate target for Harry when the Cincinnati club decided to hire all its players in 1869.
With George in the fold, the Red Stockings had secured the services of baseball's best player on what was soon to be baseball's best team. On a club filled with superlative talents, George was exceptional. He led the Red Stockings in every offensive category-in most cases by a wide margin. He hit an astonishing .633, had 304 hits, hit 49 home runs and scored 339 runs. In addition to his awesome offensive production, Wright's play at short established the standard for modern play at the position.
George Wright was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937 as part of the Hall's second induction class. In a special election in 2005, George and his brother Harry were honored with induction into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame.
The George Wright bobblehead is available ONLY with a membership to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.