William Henry Wright
Born: January 10, 1835, Sheffield, England
Died: October 3, 1895, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Boston Red Stockings (1871-1875), Boston Red Caps (1876-1878)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1953
This Day in Baseball History
On May 18, 1956, Mickey Mantle hits home runs from both sides of the plate for the third time in his career, setting a major league record. Mantle’s day includes four hits in four at-bats, helping the New York Yankees to an 8-7 win over the Chicago White Sox.