On David Wright's 33rd birthday, enjoy a few milestone moments of his early career
On Wright's birthday, look back on milestone moments
David Wright turns 33 on Sunday. While it seems impossible that Captain America could age, he is no longer the fresh-faced third baseman that debuted with the Mets more than 11 years ago.
It just goes to show: Everyone gets older, even All-Star professional baseball players named after Avengers. So on his 33th birthday, let us look back at a few of the earliest moments of Wright's career.
The photo above is Wright's first Spring Training photo with the Mets in February 2004. A few months later, he played third base for the U.S. team in the Futures Game:
Less than two weeks later, Wright made his MLB debut on July 21 at the age of 21. And then a day after that, he recorded his first career hit:
On April 4, 2005, Wright played in his very first Opening Day. He went 1-for-4 with a double in a Mets loss:
Also early in 2005, Wright made this face, which is definitely a milestone worth remembering:
And on Oct. 4, 2006, 23-year-old Wright doubled twice in his first postseason game -- Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers:
Happy birthday, Cap.