Mets legends: David Wright, a look back

By Angelina Heather Rizzo

The Mets were fortunate and blessed to have former captain David Wright at third base. Here’s a closer look at what made him a memorable player for this franchise.

David Wright came onto the scene in 2004.
Quickly, he propelled and helped the 2006 Mets get to the World Series, a feat which sparked joy on the faces of millions of Mets fans. A corner infield of David Wright and Jose Reyes was dynamic.

In 2006, Wright hit 26 home runs, 116 RBI’s and posted a .311 batting average.

Over his 14 year career, 2004-2018, Wright totaled for 1,777 hits, put up a 49.2 WAR, a career .296 batting average, 242 home runs, 970 batted in, 196 stolen bases, and an .867 OPS.

Wright was a phenomenal player whose career was cut short due to a diagnosis of spinal stenosis.

Players gravitated towards Wright. He was a class act on and off the field. He was a Met like no other.

To put things in perspective, David Wright was really something special. The Mets can only hope to have a player of his caliber one day again soon.

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