Bill Wright

Wright was a 6’4″ 220-lb outfielder, a fast runner who often batted cleanup. Though statistics for his career are fragmentary, he is credited with a league-leading .488 batting average in 1939, and probably had a career Negro League mark of over .350. He hit .318 in seven East-West all-star games, and .371 in 27 exhibition games against major leaguers. He also played several seasons in Mexico, where he led the league in hitting (.390) in 1941 and won the Triple Crown in 1943 (.366, 13 HR, 70 RBI). After 1945 he played exclusively in Mexico, making it his permanent home.