Found May 26, 2012 on BigAppleMetsTalk:

David Wright is currently enjoying one of the best offensive seasons any Mets player has had in a long time. At this pace he could challenge to break a few single season records. Let’s take a closer look at where Wright stands in his chase of these team records.

Batting Average:

Record Holder: John Olerud – .354
Record Chaser: David Wright – .408

On-Base Percentage:

Record Holder: John Olerud – .447
Record Chaser: David Wright – .503


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