Wright was an outstanding shortstop who led the NL in assists and double plays his first two seasons. He also led the NL with 616 at-bats as a Pirate rookie in 1924. In 1925 he made an unassisted triple play on a line drive hit by the Cardinals’ Jim Bottomley. He batted more than .300 in three of five seasons with Pittsburgh and played in the 1925 and 1927 World Series. Though he reached career highs of 22 HR, 126 RBI, and a .321 batting average with Brooklyn in 1930, the strong, accurate arm that had earned him the nickname Buckshot was gone, ruined in a 1929 handball accident. His playing career quickly declined, but he remained in baseball as a minor league manager and scout.