David Allen Wright is an American former professional baseball third baseman who played his entire 14-year Major League Baseball career for the New York Mets. He was drafted by the Mets in 2001 MLB draft and made his MLB debut on July 21, 2004 at Shea Stadium. Wright was nicknamed "Captain America" after his performance in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Wright is a seven-time All-Star, a two-time Gold Glove Award winner, a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and a member of the 30–30 club. He holds Mets franchise records for most career runs batted in, doubles, total bases, runs scored, walks, sacrifice flies, times on base, extra base hits, strikeouts, double plays, and hits. He was named captain of the Mets in 2013, becoming the fourth captain in the team's history. Wright is the third player after Ed Kranepool and Ron Hodges to have played his entire MLB career with the Mets.
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About David Wright
All-Star MLB third baseman who represented the New York Mets in five straight All-Star games from 2006 to 2010. He won his first gold glove award in 2007 and was named captain of the Mets in 2013. He helped the Mets reach the World Series in 2015, where they were defeated in 5 games by the Kansas City Royals.
David Wright Before Fame
He earned All-State honors in his last three years playing for Hickory High School in Chesapeake, Virginia and was named 2001 Gatorade Virginia High School Player of the Year.
Achievement of David Wright
He set the Mets team record for most career RBIs, doubles, total bases and runs scored.
David Wright Family Life
He is the son of a police officer, Rhon Wright. He married Molly Beers in December of 2013.
Associations of David Wright
He broke Mike Piazza's Mets record of twenty-four straight games with at least one hit.
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