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Jack Barry

  • Series: Pilgrims
  • City: Philadelphia
  • Team: Athletics (AL)
  • League: American League

John Joseph Barry (1887-1961) was part of Connie Mack’s “$100,000” infield, with Stuffy McInnis, Eddie Collins and Home Run Baker, winning 4 pennants and 3 Series from 1910-14. Barry won even greater fame after retiring from MLB. He coached Holy Cross for 40 years, earning one of the highest winning % in collegiate history (.806).

  • Helped the Red Sox win the ’15 & ‘16 Series, then managed the club in 1917
  • Led Holy Cross to the 1952 College World Series title

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T201 Mecca Canvas: Jack Barry

George Wright

  • Series: Pioneer Portraits I: 1850-1874
  • City: Cincinnati
  • Team: Red Stockings (NABBP)
  • League: National Association (NABBP)
  • Hall: National Baseball Hall of Fame

George Wright (1847-1937) was considered baseball’s best player while starring for the Cincinnati Red Stockings, the game’s first professional team. He continued to excel at shortstop and at bat for the team his brother Harry moved to Boston in 1871. He co-founded Wright & Ditson Sporting Goods, contributing to tennis, hockey and golf, and built America’s first public golf course. He also fathered two US tennis champions.

  • Wright was a seven-time league champion with Cincinnati, Boston and Providence
  • Was a consultant on the foundation of the National Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Elected to Hall of Fame: 1937

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