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George Wright

George Wright – Boston Red Stockings

You are the younger brother. Your older brother is very talented but so are you. You don’t want to be in his shadow. Pretty natural. So that was the case with George Wright. Very talented. No doubt about it. But it was hard for him. His older brother was in the lime light. 12 years his senior. He was the “Father of Professional Baseball”. What do you do?

Well, in 1879, after working side by side for a decade, you part ways and leave the team (the Boston Red Caps, now the Atlanta Braves) that you both play for. And it has some very far reaching and perhaps unexpected consequences. you leave Boston and head not to far away to Providence. Not easy but you could see it coming.