Wright spent parts of nine seasons playing in the big leagues, posting a .255 career average with six home runs in 341 games. Wright had two cups of coffee with the Boston Red Sox, the first coming in 1948 and the second in 1949, before becoming a full-time major leaguer. He played in 54 games for Boston in 1950, hitting .318 and driving in 20 runs. His career-high in games played came in 1952 when he appeared in 89 games for the St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox. Wright hit .253 that year, setting career highs in RBIs (27), runs scored (21) and hits (50). He stayed with Chicago for one more year before finishing his major-league run by playing parts of three seasons for the Washington Senators. By 1957 he was back in the minors, where he played one more year before retiring.
Wright served in the Army Air Force during World War II, spending three years in the Pacific Theater. He died on September 5, 2017 in Shelby, North Carolina.
Tom Wright – career stats