Found April 26, 2012 on Rumors and Rants:
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New York Mets third baseman David Wright has had a rough past few seasons, battling injuries and a team that has essentially fallen apart around him. But on Wednesday night the 29-year-old finally had a reason to celebrate, as he broke the franchise’s all-time record for runs batted in. In a 5-1 win over the Miami Marlins, Wright went 1-for-3 with a go-ahead two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning. That blast gave him 735 career RBI, breaking a tie with Darryl Strawberry atop the club’s all-time list. Wright played the “honored to be mentioned with…” card after the game and said the following: “It’s nice being mentioned for the individual things but what I really want is to be mentioned, have that type of legacy that those guys had in ’86 and even the Mike Piazza era and the Subway Series. That’s ultimately where I want to be mentioned.” If he stays with the Mets beyond his current contract, there is a good chance Wright will be considered the best position player in fr...
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