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David Wright becomes the Mets’ all-time hits leader

Sep 26, 2012, 9:18 PM EDT

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David Wright smacked an RBI single in the bottom of the third inning of Wednesday’s game against the Pirates, pushing the Mets to an early 2-0 lead and becoming the franchise’s all-time leader in hits.

Ed Kranepool held the high-mark previously, having netted 1,418 total hits between the 1962 and 1979 seasons. He was a .261/.316/.377 career hitter.

Wright, 29, entered play Wednesday with a .301/.381/.506 career batting line in eight-plus major league seasons. He’s hitting .306/.391/.493 with 20 home runs and 88 RBI through 642 plate appearances this year.

The next franchise record that Wright should break is Darryl Strawberry’s home run total. Wright currently has 203. Strawberry tallied 252 in his eight years wearing a Mets uniform and 335 in his career.

Wright already owns franchise highs in total bases, runs scored, extra-base hits, walks and RBI.

  1. natstowngreg - Sep 26, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    Congrats to David Wright. It’s still amazin’ that, after half a century, the Metropolitans haven’t had someone with more hits.

  2. mybrunoblog - Sep 26, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    Forgive me for more Mets criticism but they always seem to screw these things up. The Mets should have had Kranepool at the game. He still lives in New York and I bet he would have enjoyed being on hand to see his mark overtaken.

    • yankeesjetsknicksrangers - Sep 26, 2012 at 10:30 PM

      On the radio broadcast they mentioned that he was at the game.

    • The Dangerous Mabry - Sep 26, 2012 at 11:09 PM

      There was a photo of him with Wright from before the game posted on Metsblog at any rate, so he was probably there.

    • kranepool - Sep 27, 2012 at 7:25 AM

      Ed Kranepool is a fixture at Mets games so yes he was there and he did congratualte Wright on setting the record

  3. Brian Donohue - Sep 27, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    I remember watching Kranepool, I was 7, 8 years old. The TV broadcasts were sponsored by Rheingold beer and the voice was Lindsey Nelson. I am so old…

  4. randygnyc - Sep 27, 2012 at 1:04 AM

    Wright continues to wrack up legendary status with the mets to go along with all his championship rings. Combined with his leadership skills, David singlehandedly carries his team to the playoffs, year after year. When David finally hangs em up, he’ll have the luxury of be able to review his career knowing that he made all the wright decisions while balancing maximum income potential while performing on a team that perpetually had given him the best chance to make the playoffs, annually. My hat comes off to David for never selling out like many of today’s players who card more about his own contract than winning. The proof is in the pudding. David put being on a competitive above all else. The real proof is his impressive amount of WS rings he’s won.

  5. jmmsr1 - Sep 27, 2012 at 2:18 AM

    It’s the Mets …who cares?

  6. mdpickles - Sep 27, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Congrats to David Wright. Great ballplayer, class act. Incredible humanitarian. His charity work does not go unnoticed. Signed, Phils fan.

  7. stlouis1baseball - Sep 27, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Congratulations David Wright! Always liked his game.

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