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It was about as ugly as a record-breaking hit can be. David Wright did not become the New York Mets' all-time hits leader with a booming home run or even a line-drive single. Instead, Wright finally passed Ed Kranepool with his 1,419th hit on a bleeder down the third-base line, which Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez could not glove in a 6-0 Mets victory. Wright later added a clean single for his 1,420th career hit. "It's remarkable," manager Terry Collins said. "It's a testament to what a really, really good player he is. It's a testament to his work ethic. Even last year, he's never satisfied. All he wants to do is get better." With that, Wright passed Kranepool, whose record stood for 36 years largely on the strength of his longevity. Though the Mets have employed plenty of better hitters over the years than Kranepool, who retired with a .261 batting average, none of them stuck around long enough to make a run at his record. Then along...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
David Wright has been called “unclutch” during his Mets career. That may be the case overall, but that certainly wasn’t the case today, as ne belted an opposite-field, three-run homer that proved the difference in securing R.A. Dickey his 20th win of the season.
It’s fitting that the Mets unofficial captain came through in a huge spot. The blast gave the Mets a three-run...
David Wright has the most hits in New York Mets history.
The slugger reached on an infield single in the third inning Wednesday night against Pittsburgh for his 1,419th hit, snapping a tie with Ed Kranepool atop the team's career list.
Wright pulled into second base thanks to a throwing error on the play and his achievement was shown on the Citi Field scoreboard. The Mets played...
CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVID WRIGHT!
With an infield single in the bottom of the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates, David Wright surpassed Ed Kranepool to become the new all-time hits leader for the New York Mets.
After breaking Kranepool’s mark with hit number 1,419 of his career, he added to that in his next at-bat with another single to put him at 1,420.
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...
Long time New York Met David Wright, set the all-time hit record last night as the Mets went on to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0. David Wright came up in the third inning and hit a dribbler that would catapult Wright into first-place on the Mets all-time hits list. It was career hit No. 1,419, for Wright and it moved him ahead of Ed Kranepool on the franchise’s all-time...
David Wright now stands alone on top of the Mets’ hits list and his goal to end the 2012 season on a high note is going pretty well so far.
In the penultimate game at Citi Field this season, the Mets got seven shutout innings from Jeremy Hefner and their suddenly lively offense produced six runs to back him in a 6-0 win. The Mets have now won five of their last six games and have...
NEW YORK -- As time passes, David Wright expects to describe his record-setting hit a little differently than the one that actually put him atop the New York Mets' hit list Wednesday night. The ball the New York Mets third baseman struck to become the franchise's leader was one of the weakest hits on a night when his team busted out offensively. While he had no choice...
David Wright broke the Mets all-time hits record, and Jeremy Hefner pitched seven scoreless innings in the Mets 6-0 win
Jeremy Hefner came out of the gate and had his game plan in full swing, dispatching hitters quickly and coaxing weak contact at any given chance. As opposed to Tuesday night when Colin McHugh was hit hard, Hefner was the polar opposite, striking out seven in seven...
Mets News and Notes:
David Wright passed Ed Kranepool for the franchise career hits record and Jeremy Hefner rebounded from failing to record an out in his previous start by tossing seven scoreless innings as the Mets beat the Pirates, 6-0, Wednesday night at Citi Field.
Wright had a pair of hits and now has 1,420 in his career, moving past Kranepool (1,418). The third baseman...
NEW YORK -- David Wright tied the New York Mets' all-time hits record in style, driving in half of their runs Tuesday, but it wasn't enough. Pedro Alvarez homered and drove in four runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates used a pair of big innings early and some late tack-on runs to pick up a 10-6 win at Citi Field. Wright had three RBI while hitting a homer and a two-run single...
Mets 3rd baseman David Wright made history last night by getting two hits against the Pirates surpassing former 3rd baseman Ed Kranepool at 1,420 hits.
The Mets will be playing their last home game of the season tomorrow afternoon and will this be David Wright's last game as a Met in Citi Field?
My guess is he will be playing for the Mets on opening day next season over...
Mets News and Notes:
David Wright tied Ed Kranepool for the franchise hits record but it came in a losing effort as the Mets fell to the Pirates, 8-6 Tuesday night at Citi Field. Wright now has two more games to try and record his 1,419th hit in front of a home crowd before the Mets finish the season on the road.
Despite tying the franchise record, Wright said once again...
NEW YORK -- David Wright tied the New York Mets' all-time hit record in style, driving in half of their runs Tuesday, but it wasn't enough as the Pittsburgh Pirates outslugged them. Pedro Alvarez homered and drove in four runs as the Pirates used a pair of big innings early to pick up a 10-6 win at Citi Field. Wright had three RBIs while hitting a homer and two-run single...
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 • 7:10 PM
Citi Field • Flushing, NY
LHP Jeff Locke (0-2, 5.47) vs. RHP Jeremy Hefner (2-7, 5.79)
Ruben Tejada – SS
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Scott Hairston – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Kelly Shoppach – C
Lucas Duda – LF
Andres Torres – CF
Jeremy Hefner – RHP
The Pirates put a stop to the Mets winning streak...
Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
N.Y. Mets (72-84) «01014000x680
W: R. Dickey (20-6) L: K. Correia (11-11)
S: B. Parnell (5)
HR: PIT - R. Barajas (11),A. Presley (10) NYM - I. Davis (31),D. Wright (21)
David Wright hit a three-run homer and R.A. Dickey tied a career-high with 13 strikeouts, as the New York...