Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/26/12
David Wright's long-term future with the New York Mets may be unclear, but his status as one of the best hitters in franchise history is not. Wright tied Ed Kranepool for the most hits in franchise history with two knocks in Tuesday's 10-6 loss to the Pirates. After blasting a solo home run in the first inning at Citi Field, Wright matched Kranepool's record with a sinking line-drive single in the seventh. "Obviously, you'd like to do these types of things and win," Wright said. "But I'm proud of the fact that I was able to tie it and hopefully break it tomorrow." It is worth noting that Wright needed just 1,255 games and 4,717 at-bats to tie the record that Kranepool set in 1,853 games and 5,436 at-bats. Wright also leads the Mets in hits, doubles, walks, RBI and runs scored and ranks second in batting average and third in on-base and slugging percentages. "He truly is a great player," manager Terry Collins said. "This guy holds records now in so many departments of the org...
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