David Wright

American baseball player David Wright

David Wright is an American baseball player, who plays third base for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. He was drafted by the Mets in 2001, and made his Major League debut in 2004. Wright is a five-time All-Star, and won the Gold Glove Award and the Silver Slugger Award in 2007 and 2008. He also is a member of the 30–30 club, and holds the record for most career RBI and doubles as a Met.
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David Wright Still Wants to Play, but Admits It May Not Happen
NYTimes - 7 days
The Mets’ captain has played in only 75 games the past three seasons, and at spring training, on Saturday, he said that his latest comeback bid had no timetable.
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Boston beheading plotter cited 2013 bombing: prosecutor
Yahoo News - 5 months
A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to attack police and behead a conservative blogger on behalf of Islamic State told someone online that he wanted to cause more harm than the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, a prosecutor said on Wednesday. David Wright's trial on charges of conspiring to help a foreign terrorist organization opened in Boston federal court with a prosecutor describing what she called his plan with two other men to kill Pamela Geller, a blogger who organized a 2015 "Draw Mohammed" contest in Texas. "He stated in an online conversation that he wanted to harm the United States more than the Boston Marathon bombings, because in his words, that was not sufficient," Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Siegmann told jurors.
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Mets Shut Down David Wright’s Rehab and Lose Yoenis Cespedes for Season
NYTimes - 6 months
Cespedes’s recovery from a strained hamstring will require six weeks, and Wright has a recurrence of shoulder pain during his minor league games.
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Mets’ David Wright Begins Rehab Assignment at the Plate
NYTimes - 6 months
Wright, a third baseman who hasn’t played this season because of injuries, took the field as a designated hitter for Class A St. Lucie in Florida.
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Behind Jacob deGrom’s First Career Homer, Mets Avoid a Sweep
NYTimes - 8 months
DeGrom allowed three hits in eight innings and hit a solo home run with a bat he borrowed from David Wright. “I think I’ll hold onto it for a while,” deGrom said.
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A Fund Manager Who's Shunning Stock Exposure
Wall Street Journal - 9 months
Sierra Group’s David Wright moves in and out of asset classes. Why he’s bullish on emerging markets debt.
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Baseball Gods Choosing A Team In NYC
Huffington Post - 11 months
New York has two baseball teams. The New York Yankees and the New York Mets. For as long as I can remember, except for the “Miracle Mets season of 1969” it’s always been the NY Yankees capturing the majority of the back sports pages and fans of New York City. However I believe that has been changing a bit. For example, I have been seeing many more NY Mets hats and jerseys in the streets of our five boroughs that I am used to seeing. The fact that the Mets have been having more winning seasons lately than the Yankees has much to do with it. Also, the fact that the Mets have players that many younger fans seem to relate to, Thor (Noah Syndergard), Captain America (David Wright), La Potencia Yoenis Cespedes to name a few makes them more of a conversation piece for younger fans. The baseball Gods must be looking down on this Queens, almost New York’s foster child baseball club and that seemed to be evident for this 2017 season. The NY Mets opening day game on Monday had a tempe...
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For 10% Bond Returns, Look to Munis
Wall Street Journal - 11 months
It's time to take profits in high-yield corporate bonds and buy high-yield municipals, says Sierra Strategic Income Fund co-manager David Wright.
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WATCH: White House plots path forward after health care loss
ABC News - 11 months
ABC News' David Wright and George Stephanopoulos track the latest political news.
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WATCH: How are Americans reacting to the GOP health care bill?
ABC News - 11 months
ABC News' David Wright spoke to people in Florida about their thoughts on the future of health care in the United States.
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Did ancient people help to create the Sahara Desert thousands of years ago?
Yahoo News - 12 months
Ten thousand years ago, the Sahara desert was a green landscape with lush vegetation – but then something turned it into the arid desert we know today. Previous studies have suggested that changes in Earth’s orbit might have driven the change – but a new paper suggests another culprit: ancient human beings. Dr. David Wright, from Seoul National University, says, ‘In East Asia there are long established theories of how Neolithic populations changed the landscape so profoundly that monsoons stopped penetrating so far inland.
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On Ailing Shoulder, David Wright Carries a Burden of Uncertainty to Mets’ Camp
NYTimes - 12 months
Wright, the Mets’ third baseman who has been unable to throw because of shoulder pain, refused to say when he might return to the field.
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Mets’ David Wright Now Sidelined by Shoulder Impingement
NYTimes - 12 months
The 34-year-old third baseman was sent back to New York for further examination; it is unlikely he will be on the roster for opening day.
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For Mets’ Infield, Chiropractor May Be the Most Important Position
NYTimes - 12 months
Third baseman David Wright, second baseman Neil Walker and first baseman Lucas Duda must all monitor the residual effects of back injuries.
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Mets’ David Wright Exercising Caution About Returning to Throwing
NYTimes - about 1 year
Wright, a third baseman who had season-ending disk surgery in June and continues to deal with spinal stenosis, has been in training camp for weeks but has not thrown a baseball since May.
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WATCH: Hurricane Matthew Aftermath in Haiti
ABC News - over 1 year
ABC News correspondent David Wright visits with survivors in devastated Jeremie, Haiti.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Wright
    TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 29
    Then on September 26 2012, Wright surpassed Kranepool as Mets all-time hit record holder with an infield single also at home against the Pirates.
    On September 25, 2012, Wright tied the all time hit record with the Mets Ed Kranepool with 1,418 hits in a game at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • 2011
    Age 28
    Wright enjoyed a career first on August 7, 2011; playing shortstop for the first time in his professional career due to injuries to José Reyes and Daniel Murphy.
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    Wright was activated from the DL on July 22, 2011.
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    Then on May 16, 2011, after undergoing examination by team doctors, it was announced Wright had a stress fracture in his lower back.
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    On April 5, 2011, Wright singled against the Phillies' Cole Hamels for his 90th career game-winning RBI, surpassing Mike Piazza for the most in Mets history.
  • 2010
    Age 27
    On July 13, 2010, Wright collected 2 hits and a stolen base in the 81st All-Star Game in Anaheim.
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    On July 6, Wright was named the June 2010 National League Player of the Month after he hit .404 with 11 doubles, 6 home runs, and 29 RBIs.
    By June 25, Wright had 12 home runs, which led the team, and was batting .294 with 57 RBIs to lead the N.L. On July 4, 2010, Wright was named the starting third baseman for the National League in the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and became Wright's fifth consecutive All-Star Game appearance.
  • 2009
    Age 26
    Wright was selected to play third base for the United States in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
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    Wright, along with Jose Reyes, arrived at the Mets's Spring Training camp in Port St. Lucie, Florida two weeks early to get a head start on preparing themselves after a disappointing 2009 campaign.
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  • 2008
    Age 25
    Wright experienced a sharp decline in production after a potent campaign in 2008.
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    Wright finished seventh in the voting for the 2008 NL MVP award.
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    On December 22, 2008, Wright was announced as a member of Team USA in the 2009 World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held in March 2009.
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    On November 5, 2008, Wright was announced as the recipient of the Rawlings' Gold Glove Award for third basemen.
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    Wright hit his first-ever walk-off home run of his baseball career on August 7, 2008.
  • 2007
    Age 24
    Had dinner with President Bush at the White House in 2007 and is a registered Republican. http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/item_wTV6xW023qMgeaO3EXBetK
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    Wright was awarded the 2007 Gold Glove and the Silver Slugger Award at third base.
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    On September 16, 2007, Wright became the 29th and one of the youngest players in baseball history to join the 30–30 club, after hitting a 7th inning solo home run against the Philadelphia Phillies at Shea Stadium.
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    Wright's hit streak of 26 regular season games ended on April 21, 2007 against the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium.
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  • 2006
    Age 23
    In 2006, Wright was named National League Co-Player of the Week for June 12–18 along with teammate José Reyes.
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    He had a hit in the 12 final regular season games of the 2006 season, and had a hit in all of the first 14 games of the 2007 season.
    Wright participated in the 2006 Major League Baseball Japan All-Star Series along with fellow teammates José Reyes, Julio Franco, and John Maine.
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    On August 6, 2006, Wright signed a 6-year contract extension with the Mets worth $55 million, as well as a $1.5 million signing bonus.
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    Wright ranked among the club's top three hitters in all offensive categories for the 2006 Mets, who were the second most run-scoring team in the National League.
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    Wright also participated in the 2006 Home Run Derby, reaching the final round but finishing second to Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies.
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    Wright was voted on to his first MLB All-Star Game as the starting third baseman for the NL. During the 2006 season, Wright collected 74 RBIs before the All-Star Break, breaking the Mets record previously held by Mike Piazza, who had 72 RBIs in 2000.
    Two weeks later on May 19, he hit a walk-off single off vaunted closer Mariano Rivera that just sailed over the head of center fielder Johnny Damon as the Mets rallied to beat the Yankees in the first game of the 2006 Subway Series, 7–6.
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    Wright also provided his share of heroics throughout the 2006 season.
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  • 2005
    Age 22
    Wright caught a ball bare-handed and over the shoulder during the seventh inning of a game at PETCO Park against the San Diego Padres on August 9, 2005.
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    In 2005, the 22-year-old Wright played in 160 games and batted .306 with 27 home runs, 99 runs, 102 RBIs, 42 doubles, and 17 stolen bases, leading the team in average, runs, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, RBI, doubles, and finishing second in home runs to Cliff Floyd (34).
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  • 2004
    Age 21
    On July 21, 2004, he made his major league debut starting at third base against the Montreal Expos.
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    In 2004, he quickly rose from the Double-A Binghamton Mets, to the Triple-A Norfolk Tides, to the major leagues.
  • 2003
    Age 20
    Wright progressed steadily in his first three years of minor league play, winning the Sterling award for best player on the class A St. Lucie Mets in 2003.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2001
    Age 18
    Wright was chosen by the Mets in the 2001 amateur draft during the supplemental round as compensation for the Mets' loss of Mike Hampton to the Colorado Rockies in free agency.
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    After high school, Wright was signed by the New York Mets after being taken 38th overall during the 2001 MLB Draft.
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    Wright was born in Norfolk, Virginia, and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia. Wright attended Hickory High School in Chesapeake and worked extensively with Coach Nick Boothe of Virginia Wesleyan College. Wright was the 2001 Gatorade Virginia High School Player of the Year.
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    He was drafted by the Mets in 2001, and made his Major League debut in 2004.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Born
    Born on December 20, 1982.
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