1847 - George Wright was
an American pioneer in the sport of baseball. He played
shortstop for the original Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first
fully professional team, when he was the game's best player.
In 1868, Wright won the Clipper Medal for being the best
shortstop in baseball. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of
Fame in 1937. He is born in in Yonkers, New York.