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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsWalter C. Wright Died: March 4, 2002Walter C. Wright, a former Negro Leaguebaseball player, died on March 4, 2002, at the age of 89. During the 1930s, he was a a pitcher andoutfielder for the New Orleans Athletics, St. Raymond Crescent Stars andBlack Pelicans.He was born in Natchez, Miss., and graduatedfrom Xavier in 1934.  He also held a master’s degree from Duquesneand studied at Texas, Wayne State and Nicholls State.  Following baseball,he worked in public schools in New Orleans, eventually becoming the directorof continuing education.  Following his career in education, he workedfor Liberty Bank and Trust Co. as a business developer until the retiredat 80.In 1957, Wright was the organizer for theOld Timers Baseball Club.  The group included 150 former Negro Leagueplayers.  Wright became a member of the New OrleansSports Hall of Fame in 1982.Walter C. Wright, a Negro League baseballplayer, died at age 89. During the 1930s, Wright was a pitcher and outfielderfor the New Orleans Athletics, St. Raymond Crescent Stars and Black Pelicans.In 1957, he organized the Old Timers Baseball Club, comprised of 150 baseballplayers from the former Negro League. Source: Associated Press