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David Wright

Wright in 2012
Third baseman
Born: December 20, 1982 (1982-12-20) (age 37)
Norfolk, Virginia
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
MLB debut
July 21, 2004 for the New York Mets
Career statistics
(through August 2, 2013)
Batting average     .301
Hits     1,552
Home runs     220
Runs batted in     872
Runs     850
Stolen bases     183
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)
  • World Baseball Classic selection (2009, 2013)
  • Gold Glove Award (2007–2008)
  • 2× Silver Slugger Award (2007–2008)
  • Captain of New York Mets (2013–present)
  • 30–30 club (2007)
  • Multiple Mets franchise records

David Wright is an American professional baseball player. He plays on the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. He plays third base. He wears number 5.

Wright was born on December 20, 1982 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was drafted by the Mets in the 2001 draft. He started playing in the minor leagues later that year.

Wright first played for the Mets in July 2004. Since that time, he has been the Mets regular third basemen. He has been in 7 all-star games. Wright was chosen as captain of the Mets in 2013

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