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Glenn Wright
Born: February 6, 1901(1901-02-06)
Archie, Missouri
Died: April 6, 1984 (aged 83)
Olathe, Kansas
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 15, 1924 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
June 4, 1935 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Batting average     .294
Home runs     94
Runs batted in     723

Forest Glenn Wright, nicknamed "Buckshot" (born February 6, 1901 in Archie, Missouri - April 6, 1984), wad a former professional baseball player who played short stop in the Major Leagues from 1924-1935. Wright would play for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers, and Chicago White Sox. Wright was a standout minor league player for the Kansas City Blues who in his major league rookie year, set the record for most assists (601) in a season which stood for 56 years (until broken by Ozzie Smith in 1980). On May 7, 1925, he recorded an unassisted triple play against the Cardinals, tagging out Jim Cooney and future Hall of Famers Jim Bottomley and Rogers Hornsby. That same year he came in 4th in NL MVP voting behind Rogers Hornsby, Kiki Cuyler & George Kelly. The 1925 season also marked the Pittsburgh Pirates winning the World Series against the Washington Senators. Wright was selected by The Sporting News to the first All Star team in 1925 as shortstop.

In 1927, Wright and the Pittsburgh Pirates returned to the World Series but were defeated soundly in 4 straight games by the New York Yankees.

Wright was traded to the Brooklyn Robins in 1928 and named team captain the following season. His tenure in Brooklyn coincided with the name change from Brooklyn Robins to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1932. Considered a premier shortstop of his generation, Wright suffered a major injury to his shoulder in 1929 which plagued him from then on and contributed to his relatively short career.

Wright finished his career with 1219 hits, 94 home runs, 723 runs batted in and a batting average of .294 over 11 seasons (4153 at bats). He spent the years after his playing days ended as a scout working for the Boston Red Sox until his retirement in 1974.




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