|New York Mets — No. 5|
|Born: December 20, 1982 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|Major League Baseball debut|
|July 21, 2004 for the New York Mets|
|Selected MLB statistics|
(through June 11, 2008)
|Average||. A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in Baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base — the third of Events 69 - Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of Emperor. Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Norfolk is an Independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Batting average is a Statistic in both Cricket and Baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively 307|
|OBP||. In Baseball, a stolen base occurs when a Baserunner successfully advances to the next base while the Pitcher is delivering the ball to Home plate In Baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H) sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when the batter safely reaches In Baseball statistics, on-base percentage (OBP (sometimes referred to as on-base average ', as the statistic is rarely presented as a true Percentage) 386|
|Highlights and awards|
David Allen Wright (born December 20, 1982 in Norfolk, Virginia) is an All-Star Third Baseman in Major League Baseball who plays for the New York Mets. Events 69 - Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of Emperor. Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Norfolk is an Independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States All-star (also allstar or all star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of Sports and A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in Baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base — the third of "Mets" redirects here For the medical term see Metastasis.
David Wright was brought up in Chesapeake, Virginia. Chesapeake is an Independent city located in the South Hampton Roads portion of the Hampton Roads region of eastern Virginia in the Wright attended Hickory High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. Hickory High School ( Hickory Virginia) is a high school in Chesapeake Virginia. Chesapeake is an Independent city located in the South Hampton Roads portion of the Hampton Roads region of eastern Virginia in the In high school, he was a three-time All-State selection and, as a senior, was named the Virginia Player of the Year. He also played on an Amateur Athletic Union team that included current Major League Baseball players Ryan Zimmerman and B. J. Upton. Official NameAmateur Athletic Union of the United States Incorporated (AAU Ryan Wallace Zimmerman (born September 28, 1984 in Washington, North Carolina) is a baseball third baseman with the Washington Nationals Melvin Emanuel "B J" Upton (born August 21 1984 in Norfolk Virginia) is a Major League Baseball Center fielder for Although Wright had signed a letter of intent before his senior year to play baseball at Georgia Tech after high school, he opted to sign with the Mets after being selected in the supplemental first round of the draft. The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, or Tech, is a public, Coeducational Research university in
Wright is noted for his unaffected politeness and work ethic. He has developed a reputation for arriving very early to the park for games and being uncommonly accommodating with fans and reporters. 
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. Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Caribbean World Series: The First-Year Player Draft, also known as the Rule 4 Draft, is Major League Baseball 's primary mechanism for assigning amateur baseball players from high schools Michael William Hampton (born September 9, 1972 in Brooksville Florida) is a Major League Baseball Starting pitcher who plays The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball team based in Denver, Colorado. Wright was selected after current teammate Aaron Heilman who had been selected in the first round. Aaron Michael Heilman (born November 12, 1978 in Logansport Indiana) is a Major League Baseball Relief pitcher for the 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. Minor leagues are professional Sports leagues which are not regarded as the premier leagues in those sports The St Lucie Mets are a Minor league baseball team based in Port St Headline event of the year The Florida Marlins become World Series champions holding off a dynastic New York Yankees team 4 games to In 2004, he quickly rose from the class AA, Binghamton Mets, to AAA, Norfolk Tides, to the major leagues. Headline events of the year The Boston Red Sox win their first World Series since, ending the Curse of the Bambino. The Binghamton Mets are a Minor league baseball team based in Binghamton New York in the United States The Norfolk Tides are a Minor league baseball team in the Triple-A International League.
On July 21, 2004, he made his major league debut starting at third base against the Montreal Expos. Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Franchise history Creation of the franchise In 1960 Montreal lost its International League team the Montreal Royals (an affiliate of Since then, Wright has been the Mets regular starting third baseman.
During his first major league season, he had a . 293 batting average, 14 home runs and 40 RBI in 263 at bats in 69 games, and was voted as the This Year In Baseball Rookie of the Year. Batting average is a Statistic in both Cricket and Baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively Wright was coached by hitting coach Kyle Simon and fellow teammate Scott Phillips.
In 2005, the 22-year-old Wright played in 160 games and batted . 306 with 27 home runs, 99 runs, 102 RBI, 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). Wright was also in the top ten in the National League for average, hits, total bases, RBI, extra base hits, and runs. The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League ( NL) is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball Wright's 24 errors tied him with Troy Glaus for the most errors by a third baseman in the major leagues. Troy Edward Glaus (ˈɡlɔːs (born August 3 1976 in Tarzana, California) is a Major League Baseball player who plays third base for the 
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. PETCO Park is an open-air Stadium in downtown San Diego, California. The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego California since their founding in 1969 Events 48 BC - Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. With one out in the inning, Brian Giles hit a blooper 20 feet beyond the edge of the outfield grass. Brian Stephen Giles (pronounced JYLES (born January 20, 1971 in El Cajon, California) is an American Major League Baseball Wright, retreating quickly with his back to home plate, extended his bare right hand and caught the ball cleanly while crashing to the ground. Wright would maintain control of the ball after landing hard on the outfield grass. The outfield is a Sporting term used in Cricket and Baseball to refer to the area of the Field of play further from the Batsman The sellout crowd at PETCO Park acknowledged the splendor of the catch with a standing ovation lasting several minutes. This play was voted the "This Year in Baseball Play of the Year. "
In 2006, Wright was named National League Co-Player of the Week for June 12-18 along with teammate Jose Reyes. José Bernabé Reyes (born June 11, 1983, in Villa Gonzalez, Dominican Republic) is an All-Star Major League Baseball Shortstop  It was Wright's second Player of the Week award. He was also named National League Player of the Month for June, becoming the first Met since Howard Johnson in 1991 to capture the award. The Player of the Month award is a Major League Baseball award named by each league every month of the regular season  For the month, Wright batted . 327 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI.
Wright also provided his share of heroics throughout the 2006 season. His first game-winning hit occurred on May 5 with a 2-out double just out of the reach of a chasing Andruw Jones in the bottom of the 14th inning off Jorge Sosa to defeat the Atlanta Braves, 8-7. Andruw Rudolf Jones (born April 23, 1977 in Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles) is a Major League Baseball player for the Jorge Bolivar Sosa (born April 28, 1977 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball Pitcher in 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. Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a Professional baseball player Johnny David Damon (born November 5 1973 in Fort Riley, Kansas) is a Thai American Major League Baseball Outfielder for the The Subway Series is a series of Major League Baseball games played between teams based in New York City. He capped off the month on Memorial Day, May 29, with a single to the wall in left-center field off Arizona Diamondbacks closer Jose Valverde scoring Jose Reyes all the way from first base as the Mets defeated Arizona, 8-7. The Arizona Diamondbacks (also referred to as the D-backs) are a professional baseball team based in Phoenix Arizona. José Rafael Valverde (born July 24, 1979 in San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a Pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Wright also made a game-saving stop at 3rd base of a would-be game-tying single by Mike Lieberthal for the final out of a 4-3 Mets victory over Philadelphia on August 5. Michael Scott Lieberthal (born January 18, 1972 in Glendale California) nicknamed Lieby, is a former Major League Baseball
Wright was voted on to his first MLB All-Star Game as the starting third baseman for the NL. An all-star game is an Exhibition game played by the best players in their Sports league. During the 2006 season, Wright collected 74 RBI before the All-Star Break, breaking the Mets record previously held by Mike Piazza, who had 72 RBI in 2000. Wright also participated in the 2006 Home Run Derby, reaching the final round but finishing second to Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies. 2006 Major League Baseball season|2006 Nippon Professional Baseball season Headline Event of the Year The 2006 World Baseball Classic is a surprise success The Home Run Derby is an event played prior to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Ryan James Howard (born November 19, 1979, in St Louis Missouri) is a baseball player who plays First base for the Philadelphia Phillies The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. He hit 22 home runs in the contest, including 16 in the first round, the third highest total in any one round in the history of the Home Run Derby.  The following night, he hit a home run in his first All-Star Game at-bat off American League starting pitcher Kenny Rogers. An all-star game is an Exhibition game played by the best players in their Sports league. Kenneth Scott Rogers (born November 10 1964 in Savannah Georgia) is a Left-handed American Major League Baseball Pitcher for Wright's homer was nearly the difference in the game as the National League led 2-1 for most of the night before closer Trevor Hoffman blew the save in the top of the ninth inning. Trevor William Hoffman ( October 13, 1967 in Bellflower California) is a closer in Major League Baseball who has played for the The NL lost, 3-2. The 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 77th playing of the midseason exhibition Baseball game between the all-stars of the American League
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. Fans at Shea Stadium have routinely greeted Wright's performances with chants of "M-V-P, M-V-P. William A Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium or just Shea (ʃeɪ̪ is a Stadium located in the New York City borough " According to then teammate Tom Glavine, "He's probably been our most clutch hitter over the first half of the season and he's certainly thrown his hat into the MVP talks. Thomas Michael Glavine (born March 25, 1966 in Concord Massachusetts) is an American Left-handed Starting pitcher "
On August 6, 2006, Wright signed a 6-year contract extension with the Mets worth $55 million, as well as a $1. Events 1538 - Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. 5 million signing bonus. The contract will pay him $1 million in 2007, $5 million in 2008, $7. 5 million in 2009, $10 million in 2010, $14 million in 2011, and $15 million in 2012. The contract also contains a club option for 2013 which is worth $16 million. Wright has already announced that he will donate $1. 5 million to the Mets Foundation throughout the course of this contract. 
The Mets captured the NL East title in 2006 and returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2000. Wright struggled in his first postseason, going 4-25 (. 160) in the Mets' NLCS loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, and batting a mere . The St Louis Cardinals (also referred to as "the Cards " or "the Redbirds " are a professional Baseball team based in St 216 in 10 postseason games.
Wright participated in the 2006 Major League Baseball Japan All-Star Series along with fellow teammates José Reyes, Julio Franco, and John Maine. The Major League Baseball Japan All-Star Series is a set of games between All-Star teams from North America 's Major League Baseball and Japan 's Nippon José Bernabé Reyes (born June 11, 1983, in Villa Gonzalez, Dominican Republic) is an All-Star Major League Baseball Shortstop Julio César Robles Franco (born August 23 1958, in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball Infielder John Kevin Maine (born May 8 1981 in Fredericksburg Virginia) is an American professional baseball player
As of April 19, 2007, Wright had a hit streak of 26 regular season games; the previous team record was 24, held by Mike Piazza and Hubie Brooks. Events 1012 - Martyrdom of Alphege in Greenwich London. 1529 - At the Second Diet of Speyer The 2007 Major League Baseball season was the 107th since the initial co-existence of the American and National Leagues It began on April 1 Michael Joseph Piazza (pʰiˈɑːʦə or /pʰiˈɑːzə/ born September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is a former American Hubert Brooks Jr (born September 24, 1956 in Los Angeles California, United States is a former Major League Baseball player 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's hit streak of 26 regular season games ended on April 21, 2007 against the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium. Wright went 0 for 4 with 2 strikeouts and walked once.
30-30 Club. 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. Events 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers The 30-30 club is a grouping of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 30 Home run and 30 Stolen base plateaus in the same season The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. He is only the third player to reach this milestone before his 25th birthday, and only the third Met to reach this milestone in club history, the other two being Howard Johnson and Darryl Strawberry.
Awards. Wright was awarded the 2007 Gold Glove and the Silver Slugger Award at third base. For the award given to amateur boxers see Golden Gloves. In American Baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to He also was fourth in NL MVP voting receiving 182 votes.
Wright began the year with two doubles, including a bases-clearing double, in finishing 2-4 with 3 RBIs in the Mets' Opening Day defeat of the Marlins, 7-2. With the RBIs, Wright already halfway matched his RBI production from last April. In the final game of the series, David went 3-5 with a 3-run home run. On April 13, David Wright hit his 100th career home run, a solo shot off of Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jeff Suppan. Events 1111 - Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor. 1204 - The Fourth Crusade sacks Constantinople The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which plays in the Central Division of the National League Jeffrey Scot Suppan (ˈsuːpɑːn born January 2, 1975, in Oklahoma City Oklahoma) is a Major League Baseball pitcher On April 15th in a game against the Washington Nationals, Wright had 5 RBIs and went 3-3. As of June 3, 2008 David has 11 homers and 43 RBIs. Wright is currently tied for 9th in RBIs in the Majors with 3 others. (Howard, Ludwick, and Ortiz. )
His brother Stephen attended Virginia Tech in 2007, and attended classes in Norris Hall, the scene of most of the shootings in the Virginia Tech Massacre. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, better known as Virginia Tech, is a public land grant polytechnic University in The Virginia Tech massacre was a School shooting consisting of two separate attacks approximately two hours apart on April 16 2007 that took place on the campus of He could not get hold of his brother that day and did not find out he was all right until his brother, Matthew, a freshman at James Madison University, called and told him. As of March 2007, he had just bought an apartment in New York City's Flatiron District. The City of New York The Flatiron District is a small neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, named after the Flatiron Building at 23rd Street Previously, while with the Mets, he had been staying in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The Lower East Side is a Neighborhood in the southeastern part of the New York City borough of Manhattan. Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York  His nickname in the clubhouse is Visine. Also, he is known as "Hollywood" in the clubhouse. 
In 2005, Wright began his own charitable organization, the David Wright Foundation. Its mission is to increase awareness about multiple sclerosis and to raise money for multiple sclerosis organizations and projects. Multiple sclerosis (abbreviated MS also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) is an autoimmune condition in which the The Foundation hosted its first annual gala at the New York Stock Exchange Members' Club on December 16, 2005, donating the proceeds to two multiple sclerosis centers. The New York Stock Exchange ( NYSE) is a Stock exchange based in New York City. Events 755 - An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A donation is a gift given typically to a cause or/and for charitable purposes 
In May of 2007, Vitamin Water was sold to the Coca-Cola Corporation for 4. Glacéau is the Name of a line of products sold by Energy Brands Inc The Coca-Cola Company ( is the world's largest beverage company largest manufacturer distributor and marketer of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and Syrups in the world 1 billion dollars . As part of his endorsement deal, Wright was given 0. 5% of the company, and thus netted approximately 20 million dollars from the deal. 
On April 29th, 2007, Denis Leary jokingly started a rumor that David was Jewish on The Daily Show during a conversation with Jon Stewart about Jewish MLB players. Denis Colin Leary (born August 18, 1957) is a Golden Globe - and Emmy Award -nominated American Actor, Comedian The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28 1962 is an American Comedian, Satirist, Actor, Writer, and
In 2006, David appeared on MTV's Total Request Live with former teammate Cliff Floyd. MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. Cornelius Clifford Floyd ( December 5, 1972 in Chicago Illinois) is a Designated hitter and Outfielder for the Tampa Bay Rays He also made an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman on July 12, 2006. The Late Show with David Letterman is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS That same day he appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated along with Mets teammates Carlos Beltran, Paul Lo Duca, Carlos Delgado, and Jose Reyes. Sports Illustrated is an American Sports Magazine owned by media conglomerate Time Warner. Carlos Ivan Beltrán (ˈkɑrloʊs bɛlˈtrɑːn bel- trahn) born April 24 1977 in Manatí Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball Outfielder Paul Anthony Lo Duca (born April 12, 1972 in Brooklyn New York) is a Major League Baseball Catcher with the Florida Marlins Carlos Juan Delgado Hernández (born June 25 1972 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball First baseman for the New York José Bernabé Reyes (born June 11, 1983, in Villa Gonzalez, Dominican Republic) is an All-Star Major League Baseball Shortstop
On October 31st, 2007, David appeared as a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28 1962 is an American Comedian, Satirist, Actor, Writer, and
On April 14, 2008, David appeared as a guest on Late Show with David Letterman
|National League Player of the Month|
|New York Mets Starting Third Baseman|
July, 2004 - present
|NL Third Base Gold Glove Winner|
|NL Third Base Silver Slugger Winner|