David Allen Wright graduated from Hickory (VA) High School, earning All-State honors in 1999, 2000 and 2001… Batted .538, with six home runs and 19 RBI his senior year…Over his fouryear career at Hickory, he hit .438 with 13 home runs and 90 RBI....Named the Gatorade Virginia High School Player of the Year and the Virginia All-State Player of the Year in 2001. ...Won MLB.com's Most Outstanding Play of the Year Award in 2005 in an online vote by fans for his bare-handed, over-the-shoulder, diving catch of a pop-up at San Diego... Won MLB.com's 2004 Rookie of the Year Award by receiving the most online votes by fans...Named the New Jersey Sports Writers National League Rookie of the Year in 2004....Established the David Wright Foundation in 2005 to aid children in need in the New York City and Norfolk, VA areas...Was a guest on the "Late Show with David Letterman" twice. .. Was involved in Citi Field's groundbreaking ceremony on November 13, 2006... Participated in Major League Baseball's All-Star Tour of Japan in November, 2006... Was honored by the New York Chapter of the BBWAA, along with teammate Jose Reyes, as the "Toast of the Town," at the organization's annual dinner in Manhattan on January 28, 2007....Was invited to dinner at the White House with President George W. Bush, along with other MLB players, including Trevor Hoffman, on February 5, 2007. ...Named the Police Athletic League Athlete of the Year on December 10, 2007....Was the guest speaker at the second annual St. John's Baseball Bullpen Winter Banquet on January 24, 2008... Received the Baseball Assistance Team (BAT) Bart Giamatti Award for his service work for the BAT organization on January 29, 2008... Honored with a Thurman Munson Award on February 5, 2008...Received the Joan Payson Award on January 25, 2008 from the New York Chapter of the BBWAA... Was the recipient of the New Jersey Sports Writers "Sports Humanitarian Award" on January 25, 2008....Donated $250,000 to the Sandy Relief efforts in 2012... Went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with teammates Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey and Wilmer Flores on October 23, 2015... Has raised close to $1 million over the last six years at his annual charity event in Norfolk, VA for the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters…This year's event was held on January 22.
Spent the entire season on the Disabled List recovering from cervical disc herniation surgery...Began a minor league rehabilitation assignment with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League on August 23...Terminated his rehabilitation assignment on August 28...Underwent surgery to repair his right rotator cuff on September 5 in New York...Also underwent a laminotomy procedure on his lower back in Los Angeles on October 5...Played in three rehab games with St. Lucie (two at third base and one as a DH) from August 22-26...Went 1-10.
Appeared in 37 games before having a season-ending cervical discectomy and fusion surgery on his neck on June 16...Originally placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on June 3...Transferred to the 60-Day Disabled List on July 5...Has 86 career go-ahead homers, most in team history...His 86th came as a go-ahead, three-run homer on May 23 at Washington...Passed Darryl Strawberry, who had 85...Registered the 21st multi-homer game of his career on April 18 at Philadelphia...The 21 multi-homer games are second-most in team history...Trails Strawberry's 22...Delivered a walk-off RBI single on May 21 vs. Milwaukee...Was his ninth career walk-off RBI, most in franchise history...Broke a tie with Kevin McReynolds, who had eight walk-off RBI...Walked in 11 consecutive games from April 27- May 12, setting a career-high...The streak tied for the second-longest in Mets history with Keith Hernandez' 11-game streak (July 7-21, 1984)... Trailed Darryl Strawberry's 12-game streak (May 16-30, 1987).
Missed 115 games after being diagnosed with spinal stenosis...Was originally placed on the 15-Day Disabled List with a mild strain of the right hamstring... Made his 11th Opening Day start on April 6 at Washington, tied for the most in team history with Tom Seaver and Bud Harrelson... Homered in his first at-bat on August 24 at Philadelphia after being activated off the Disabled List... Hit .277 (33-119) with 21 runs scored, seven doubles, four home runs and 13 RBI in 30 games after returning from the Disabled List.... Played in his 1,500th game at third base April 9 at Washington...According to Elias, he became only the 14th player in major league history to play that many games at third base for one team....With his start at third base on August 30, Wright played his 1,510th major-league game at third base, all for the Mets, surpassing the total of games that Graig Nettles played at third base for the Yankees (1,509)...Wright has played more games at third base than any other player of major league baseball in New York dating to 1876...Information courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau....Became the longest tenured active player in the major leagues with one team when Chase Utley was traded to Los Angeles-NL on August 19.
Hit a home run in his first World Series at-bat at Citi Field on October 30 (Game 3)...Was his second career postseason home run...Was part of a four-RBI day....Drove in seven runs and walked 10 times in 14 postseason games.
His season ended on September 9 due to persistent inflammation in the rotator cuff in his left shoulder...Also missed time with a muscle spasm in his neck and posterior soreness of the left shoulder...Finished second in the National League and fourth in the majors among qualifiers with his .367 (44-120) batting average against lefthanded pitching. Had 30 doubles, his eighth season with 25 doubles or more which extended his franchise mark...Had a career high-tying four hits in a game three times during the year and now has 20, four-hit games for his career (April 20 vs. Atlanta, July 11 vs. Miami and September 5 at Cincinnati)...Has the second most games of at least four hits in franchise history (Jose Reyes, 23)...Hit in a season-high 13 straight (17-54, .315) from August 2-August 14...Tied Juan Lagares for the longest hitting streak by a Met in 2014...Went 3-5 vs. Washington on March 31 and has a hit in every home opener since making his first Opening Day roster in 2005... Is hitting .390 (16-41) in home openers... Also has four, multi-hit games on Opening Day, tied for the most in franchise history with Mookie Wilson...It was his 10th Opening Day start...Only Tom Seaver (11) and Bud Harrelson (11) have more...Hit safely in 12 straight games from April 9-April 21 (20-54, .370)...Fashioned an 11-game streak from May 2-May 13 (20-51, .392)...Ran up another 11-game hitting streak from June 16-July 5 (16-43, .372)...The only other player in team history with four separate hitting streaks of 11 or more games in the same season was Keith Hernandez in 1989...Finished with 41 hits in May, the second most in the National League behind Yasiel Puig's 43...Batted .320 (41-128) in 29 May games...Collected an RBI in seven straight from June 17-June 24, tying his career-long streak set in 2010...Hit his second career home run in a 1-0 game when he went deep against Andrew Heaney on June 19 at Miami, becoming the only player in franchise history with two such home runs...Collected his 1,600th hit on May 10 at Philadelphia and notched his 1,700th hit on September 6 at Cincinnati.
Named to his seventh All-Star Game, fifth as a starter, and joined Rob Hunt as the only Mets to start an All-Star Game in their home ballpark. Passed Mike Piazza for second place on the club's career home run list...Finished the year with 222 home runs, 30 behind franchise leader Darryl Strawberry. Appeared in his third World Baseball Classic...Hit .438 (7-16) with one home run and 10 RBI in four games for Team USA...Hit a grand slam against Team Italy on March 9 in a 6-2 win...Named to the All-WBC team. Finished the year with nine RBI against the AL, giving him 98 career RBI against the junior circuit, the most interleague RBI in franchise history...Passed Mike Piazza, who had 89. Hit .343 (59-172) in day games, sixth best in the majors and tied for ninth in the NL. Finished with a career-most six triples...His .904 OPS was his best since 2008 (.924). Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on August 3 with a right hamstring strain...Returned on September 20. Stole two bases, April 1 vs. San Diego, to become the third player in franchise history to swipe two bags on Opening Day…Also, Darryl Strawberry (April 3, 1989 vs. St. Louis) and Mookie Wilson (April 9, 1985 vs. St. Louis). Went 1-4, April 1 vs. San Diego and has hit in every home opener since making his first Opening Day roster in 2005…Is hitting .361 (13-36) in home openers. Had four RBI on April 12 vs. Minnesota...Daniel Murphy and John Buck also finished the game with four RBI, the second time in franchise history that at least three players had at least four RBI in a game...Wright, Murphy, Ike Davis and Scott Hairston all had four or more RBI on June 27, 2012 at Chicago-NL. Tripled for the second consecutive game, April 20…Had never tripled in consecutive games and became the first Mets player to do so since Jason Pridie on September 25-September 26, 2011. Misplayed a ball on April 28 vs. Philadelphia, his first error in 77 games...The 77-errorless game stretch was a franchise record for a third baseman. Hit his first two home runs of the season in Game 1 on April 16 at Colorado (both off Nicasio)...It was Wright's 19th career multi-home run game...Had his 20th two home run-game on June 20 at Atlanta to reach double-digit home runs for a franchise-best 10th consecutive season...Only three other 3B in major league history have double digit home runs in 10 straight seasons starting as a rookie: Eddie Mathews, Mike Schmidt, Ron Cey. Swiped his 10th base of the season on May 18 at Chicago-NL...Has nine consecutive seasons of double-digit stolen bases to become the only player in the live ball era (1920 to date) to have nine straight seasons of 10 or more steals while being primarily a third baseman in each of those seasons. Had a game-tying RBI in two consecutive games, May 27 & May 28 against the Yankees...Homered in the seventh on May 27 to even the score at 1-1, and tied the score at 1-1 in the ninth on May 28...Finished the year with four home runs and 11 RBI in late-inning situations. Collected his 1,500th hit on June 18 at Atlanta (Game 2)...Singled in the ninth (Cory Gearrin)...Became the 30th active player with 1,500 hits and only the sixth to do it all with their current team. Became the seventh player to have at least 200 home runs and a .300 batting average or higher through the game in which they collected their 1,500th hit for a New York team...Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mel Ott, Joe DiMaggio, Duke Snider and Mickey Mantle were the others. Reached in nine straight plate appearances, June 13-June 15, tying the longest streak of his career...Had six singles, a double, and two walks...Reached in nine straight, August 23-24, 2005. Had four extra-base hits (two doubles, triple, home run) on June 23 at Philadelphia to tie the franchise record...Edgardo Alfonzo last did it at Houston on August 30, 1999. Hit his 220th home run, August 2 vs. KC (off Wade Davis) to tie Mike Piazza for second place on the club's career list. Hit a home run in his first at-bat back from the DL, September 20 at PHI...It was his 221st home run, passing Mike Piazza for second place on club's career list. From June 1 to his last game before his injury on August 2, hit .330 (73-221)...Had a team high-tying 12-game hitting streak (.347, 17-49) during this time frame, June 30-July 12. Had 40 multi-hit games, second most on the team.
Became the Mets franchise leader in hits, runs, walks and RBI this season...Was named to his sixth All-Star Game...Finished among the NL league leaders in many categories...Ranked eighth in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage,sixth in doubles, fourth in walks and tied for eighth in hits...Was also eighth with a .317 batting average with runners inscoring position...Singled on September 26 vs. Pittsburgh against Jeff Locke to break Ed Kranepool's franchise hit mark of 1,418...Singledagain that night...Finished the year with 1,426 hits...Has the second-most 20 home run seasons in franchise history (six)...Has seven seasons of 150 or more hits, the mostin team history, one more than Jose Reyes...Became the franchise RBI leader on April 25 when he hit a two-run home run against Miami's Mark Buehrle...The twoRBI were the 734th and 735th of his career to break a tie with Darryl Strawberry...Drove home the 800th run of his career on August 12...Became the 41st active player and third Met in franchise historywith 200 home runs on August 24 vs. Houston...Hit a home run off Jordan Lyles...Passed Jose Reyes for the most runs scored in franchise history with his 736th on June 5 at Washington...Walked on June 28 at Los Angeles (NL) to move past Darryl Strawberry for the most base-on-balls in franchise history at 581...Finished with 21 home runs, his franchise-record ninth season with double-digit home runs...Is one of 39 players since1901 to have double-digit home runs in each of his first nine seasons in the major leagues...Has a hit in every home opener since making his first Opening Day roster in 2005 after going 2-3 with an RBI on April5 vs. Atlanta...Owns a .375 (12-32) batting average with six runs scored, five doubles, three home runs and nine RBI ineight home openers...Has hit in seven of eight season openers since making his first Opening Day roster in 2005...Duringhis run, hitting 10-25 (.345) with three doubles, two home runs, seven RBI and five walks...Finished 3-5 with a home run on April 7 vs. the Braves...It was his second straight multi-hit game to start the year...Hadnever started a season with consecutive multi-hit games...Drove in a run in each of the first five games of the season...Walked twice and singled on April 20 and reached safely at least twice in all 10 games he played in to start the season,extending the longest such stretch to start a season in team history and the longest in the majors since 1999...Went 0-4 on April 21 vs. San Francisco to snap a 13-game hitting streak dating to September 26, 2011...Wright hit .429(21-49) during the run...Jammed the fifth finger of his right hand on April 9... An X-ray revealed asmall fracture at the middle joint of the finger...Returned from a threegame absence on April 14 at Philadelphia...Hit a home run on the first pitchhe saw...His .389 (28-72) April average tied for fifth-best in club history (minimumof 50 plate appearances)...John Milner tops the list with a .488 (21-43) Aprilaverage in 1976...Had multiple hits in four straight games, May 8-May 12...The stretch tied forthe fifth longest of his career...Hit .524 (11-21) during the run...Delivered a two-run double on May 18 at Toronto to give him 82interleague RBI, the most in team history and two more than Mike Piazza...Moved past Jose Reyes into second place on the Met's all-time hit list onMay 20 at Toronto...Doubled in the first inning for his 1,301st of his career...Hit his eighth career home run vs. the Yankees on June 9, tying him with CliffFloyd and Mike Piazza for the most regular season home runs vs. the Yankees...Had a team-high 15-game hitting streak, June 9-June 25...Hit .362 (21-58)...The streak was his longest since a 20-gamer, September 14, 2007-April 2,2008...Has five different hitting streaks of 15 or more games, the most inteam history...Drove in a season-high five runs on June 27 at Chicago (NL) and July 19 atWashington...Singled home Jordany Valdespin to give the Mets a 6-5 walkoff win on July5 vs. Philadelphia...It was Wright's eighth career walkoff RBI, tying him withKevin McReynolds for the most in franchise history...Was second in the majors with a .351 average prior to the All-Star break...Hit two home runs on July 19 at Washington (off Gio Gonzalez and BillStammen), his 18th career multi-home run game...Hit a home run in threestraight at-bats, dating to July 18, the second time he accomplished the feat(also, May 19-May 20, 2007)...Finished with seven home runs in July, his most in one month sinceSeptember, 2010...Also seven that month...Was 10th in the National League and first on the Mets with 14 gamewinning RBI...Ten of his home runs gave the Mets a lead...Was one of 16 players in the majors with a .300 average and 20 homeruns...Was one of six to also steal 15 bases and one of two (AndrewMcCutchen) to also walk 70 times.
Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on May 18, retroactive to May 16, with a lower back stress fracture...Reinstated onJuly 22 at Florida...Hit .476 (10-21) in six major league rehabilitation games with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida StateLeague...Scored nine runs, collected three doubles and drove in two, while walking six times...Won the National League Player of the Week Award, August 29-September 4...In eight games during the period, ledthe NL with 13 hits and five doubles while tying for second in the league with seven RBI and 21 total bases...Hit .500(13-26) with a home run and six runs scored...It was the third weekly award of his career...Hit his 10th home run of the season on August 17 at San Diego (off Mat Latos)...It was his eighth consecutive seasonof double-digit home runs since entering the league in 2004 and tied him for the most such seasons in franchisehistory with Ed Kranepool, Mike Piazza and Darryl Strawberry...Only Strawberry accomplished the feat in his first eightmajor league seasons...With his 10th home run of the season, became the eighth active player with double-digit home runs in his first eightseasons...Finished with 10 game-winning RBI this season, and has 98 for his career...Took over the franchise record from MikePiazza, who had 89 from 1998-2005...Singled in the fifth inning on August 11 vs. San Diego to pass Ed Kranepool for the most total bases in franchise historywith 2,048...Finished the year with 2,112 total bases...Kranepool needed 1,853 games to set the mark...Wrightaccomplished the feat in 1,062 games...Hit .310 (40-129) with 24 RBI in 33 games hitting fourth...Snapped a six-game hitting streak on Opening Day with an 0-4 on April 1 at Florida...During his run, hit 8-22 (.364) withthree doubles, two home runs, six RBI and four walks...On April 1 at Florida, appeared in the Opening Day line-up for the seventh consecutive season, the longest such streakfor the Mets since Mike Piazza played seven straight from 1999-2005...Hit his first home run of 2011 on April 2 at Florida...The drive off Ricky Nolasco in the fourth inning was his 18thcareer home run against the Marlins...Hit two more against Florida in 2011 and his 20 home runs against them are thethird-most he has hit against any one team (Atlanta, 27; Philadelphia, 23)...Has a hit in every home opener since making his first Opening Day roster in 2005 after going 1-4 with a double on April8 vs. Washington...Is hitting .345 (10-29) with six runs scored, five doubles, three home runs and eight RBI in sevenhome openers...Tied his career-best with four hits on April 5 at Philadelphia...It was the 15th time he has had four hits in a game andthe first time since June 24, 2009 vs. St. Louis...Stopped a career-high hitless streak at 20 at-bats with a solo home run in the fourth inning on April 21 vs. Houston...Hit two home runs (off Armando Galarraga and Josh Collmenter) and stole a base in the Mets' 8-4 win vs. Arizona onApril 24...It marked the fourth time in his major league career that he hit two home runs and recorded a steal in thesame game...The only other player to have more than one game of that type for the Mets is Tommie Agee, who did ittwice (once in 1970 and once in 1971)...All four of these games for Wright came at home, three at Shea Stadium andone at Citi Field...The two-home run game on April 24 vs. Arizona was the 16th multihomerun game of his career...The 16 multi-home run games tiedDave Kingman for the fourth-most in team history...Moved past Kingman and into a tie for second place with CarlosBeltran and Mike Piazza on September 16 with a two home rungame at Atlanta (off Derek Lowe and Julio Teheran)...His 17 multihomerun games are five behind Darryl Strawberry...Drove in a season-best five runs on September 16 at Atlanta...Walked in eight straight games from April 30-May 8...It marked thesecond-longest streak of his career, and trailed only a 10-game streakfrom April 19-April 29, 2007...Hit a go-ahead, two-run home run on May 13 at Houston in theeighth inning off Jeff Fulchino...It was Wright's third go-ahead homerun of the season and helped the Mets to a 6-4 win...Hit eight home runs and finished with 43 RBI in 63 games after beingactivated from the disabled list...Reached safely in 55 of the 63games...Drove in two runs in three straight games, July 22-July 24, to matchthe longest multi-RBI streak of his career...Fashioned a 10-game hitting streak, with multiple hits in eight ofthose 10 games from July 22-July 31...Hit .455 (20-44) during thatspan...Had multiple hits in seven straight games from July 24-July 30, thelongest streak of his career and one shy of the franchise record(Steve Henderson, 1979)...Hit .533 (16-30) during the run...Played the final two innings at shortstop on August 7 vs. Atlanta, hisfirst professional appearance at the position.
Finished seventh in the National League in RBI, tied for 11 in home runs, andseventh in strikeouts...Went 1-3 on Opening Day and has hit safely in every Opener in which hehas played...Connected on a two-run home run in the first inning against Josh Johnsonon April 5 vs. Florida...Became the first Mets player to hit a home run in hisfirst at-bat on Opening Day since Kaz Matsui led of the 2005 season with ahome run against Paul Wilson of the Reds...Collected his 1,000th career hit on April 27 vs. Los Angeles (NL)...Becamethe eighth player to collect 1,000 hits with the Mets...Did it in only 868 careergames...Had 143 home runs at the time of his 1,000th hit (868 games)...Only threeplayers have recorded their first 1,000 hits for a New York team in few gameswhile having as many home runs as Wright: Babe Ruth (795 games, 255home runs), Lou Gehrig (826 games, 165 home runs) and Joe DiMaggio(711 games, 173 home runs)...Had a 10-game hitting streak from April 27-May 7...Hit .395 over the stretch...Struck out in 13 consecutive games, April 14-April 27, the longest such streakof his career...Became the club's all-time leader with his 226th career double on April 28vs. Los Angeles (NL)...He moved ahead of Ed Kranepool on thelist...Achieved the feat with 869 games while it took Kranepool 1,853 gamesto get to 225 doubles...Did not strike out on May 20 at Washington to snap a string of 15 straightgames with at least one strike out...Hit his 10th home run of the season on June 5 vs. Florida in his 194that-bat...In 2009, hit his 10th and final home run on September 12 atPhiladelphia (466 at-bats)...Had his 14th career multi-home run game on June 13 at Baltimore...Also hita pair of home runs on July 30 at Arizona...Voted the National League Player of the Month for June...It was his second career monthly award (June, 2006)...Ledthe National League and was third in the majors with a .404 (42-104) batting average in June...Also led the NL andwas second in the majors with 29 RBI during the month...He became the first player in team history to hit at least .400with 25 or more RBI in a calendar month...Tied his career-best for RBI in any calendar month with 29...He also had 29RBI in June, 2006...The Mets third baseman had eight three-hit games in June, establishing a club record for most suchgames by one player in a calendar month...Bud Harrelson (July 1967), Lee Mazzilli (July 1980) and Gregg Jefferies (June1990) held the old mark with seven, three-hit contests...Collected his 20th RBI against the American League this year to break the club mark for Interleague RBI on June 24vs. Detroit...Mike Piazza held the old mark of 19 RBI set in 1999...Led all major league players with 24 RBI duringInterleague play to tie the NL record set by Hanley Ramirez in 1999...Scored a season-high three runs on June 22 vs. Detroit...Tied the season-high with another three runs scored onAugust 25 vs. Florida...Went 2-2 with a stolen base on July 13 at the 81st All-Star Game in Anaheim...Has hit in five straight All-Star Games,the longest streak since Wade Boggs accomplished the same feat from 1988-1992 and the longest by a NationalLeague player since Steve Garvey (1974-1978)...He is now hitting .462 (6-13) for his career at the mid-summer classic,tied for fifth all-time with Al Simmons among players with at least 10 at-bats...His string of five consecutive All-Star Games is tied for the third-longest streak in team history with Mike Piazza(1998-2002)...Tom Seaver (1967-1973) and Darryl Strawberry (1984-1990) were each selected to seven straightAll-Star Games...Connected on his 155th career home run on July 18 at San Francisco to move past Dave Kingman and into solepossession of fourth place on the franchise all-time list...Collected his 250th career double on July 31 vs. Arizona...Smashed his 30th double on August 18 at Houston...Is the only player with six straight seasons with 30 or moredoubles in Mets history...Blasted his 20th home run on August 25 vs. Florida...It was the fifth time in his career with at least 20 home runs, thirdmost in franchise history...Mike Piazza had six campaigns of 20 or more home runs with the Mets and Darryl Strawberryaccomplished that feat eight times...Went 3-5 against the Cubs on September 3...It was his 100th career game with three or more hits...Became the firstplayer in team history to reach triple-figures in games with three or more hits...Hit home runs in three straight games from September 26-September 29...It was the fourth time in his career that hehas hit home runs in three straight games...Hit a home run in six of his last 13 games...His strikeout in the eighth inning on September 28 vs. Milwaukee was the 157th of his career and set a franchiserecord.
Ranked 12th in the National League in batting average (.307) and on-basepercentage (.390)...Was tied for sixth in stolen bases (27) and ninth in doubles (39)...Hit over .300 for the fifth consecutive year to become the first Mets player infranchise history to do so (minimum 300 at-bats)...Finished the last decade (2000-2009) as the Mets leader in games played (846),hits (983), and batting average (.309)...Ranked second in home runs with 140...Led the major leagues with .416(47-113) average against lefthandedpitchers...For his career is a .349(274-784) hitter against lefthanders...Finished seventh in the NL with a.314 (87-277) average on the road...Hit in 51 of 74 road games thisseason, with 24 multi-hit games...Moved past Cleon Jones andEdgardo Alfonzo into fifth place onthe club's all-time list with 561 RBI...Ed Kranepool is fourth with 614 RBI...Hit safely in each of the first 10games, hitting .342 (13-38) to startthe season...Also hit in 14 straightgames to start 2007...Is the onlyplayer in franchise history to havetwo hitting streaks of 10-or-moregames to start a season...There areonly two other Mets players whohave started a season with a 10-gamehitting streak: Darryl Strawberry(1987, 10 games) and Robin Ventura(1999, 10 games)...Collected the first Mets hit andhome run at Citi Field on April 13thvs. San Diego...Recorded a double inthe first inning and a three-run homerun in the fifth inning, both offWalter Silva...Tied the Mets franchise record withfour stolen bases on May 14th at SanFrancisco...Became the third Mets player (fourth time in team history) to stealfour bases in a game...The last Mets player to have four steals in a contest wasRoger Cedeño at Philadelphia on May 14, 1999 (Vince Coleman did it twice)...Moved into 10th place on the club's all-time list with 101 stolen bases...Reached base via a hit or a walk in 24 of 32 plate appearances during the Metsroad trip from May 14th-May 20th...Had 14 hits and 10 walks...Had nine hits, nine RBI and five stolen bases over the first three games of theseries at San Francisco from May 14th-May 16th...Since 1920, no other playerhas ever had nine or more hits, nine or more RBI and five or more steals overany three-game span...Reached base at least three times in seven consecutive games from May 14th-May 22nd, the longest single-season streakin Mets history and the longest in the majors since Chase Utley had a seven-game streak at the end of the 2005 season...Hit .378 (37-98) during the month of May, which was sixth in the National League...His 22 RBI were eighth in the NLduring the month...Raised his batting average from .280 on April 30th to .333 at the end of the month...Tied his career-high with four hits on June 5th at Washington...Had an 11-game hitting streak from June 4th-June 16th...Was 24-43 (.558) with 10 runs scored, seven doubles, one homerun and seven RBI in these games...Had a career-best six consecutive multi-hit games: four, two-hit games and two, three-hit games, from June 7th-June13th...Hit a solo home run in the second inning on June 9th vs. Philadelphia to snap a streak of 100 at-bats without a homerun...It was the second longest of his career, trailing only the 101 at-bat drought from July 28-August 29, 2006...With his two stolen bases on June 10th vs. Philadelphia, moved past Wally Backman and into sole possession of eighthplace on the franchise all-time list with 108...Tied his career-high with four hits on June 24th vs. St. Louis...It was the 14th time in his career and the second time in2009..Also had four hits on June 5th at Washington...Hit .365 (38-104) with 18 runs scored, 11 doubles, two home runs and 12 RBI during the month of June...His .365average was the ninth highest in the NL...Went 2-4 on July 8th vs. Los Angeles, to give him 101 hits for the season to go along with his 20 stolen bases...Is the fourthplayer in Mets history to record at least 100 hits and 20 steals in one season before the All-Star break...The others are:Jose Reyes (three times: 2006-2008), Lee Mazzilli (1979) and Lance Johnson (1996)...Made his fourth consecutive All-Star appearance on July 14th at St. Louis...Went 1-2 with a run scored as the startingthird baseman for the National League...Tied a franchise record and a career-high with three intentional walks on July 18th at Atlanta...Wright was also giventhree intentional passes on May 19, 2007 vs. the Yankees at Shea...Todd Hundley also had three intentional walks onJune 28, 1997 at Pittsburgh...Went 2-4 in the second game of a doubleheader on July 30th vs. Colorado to move past Keith Hernandez and into solepossession of 10th place on the club's all-time list with 941 hits...Jerry Grote is next with 994 hits...Had an 11-game hitting streak from July 21st-August 1st...Hit .395 (15-38) with nine runs scored, four doubles, twohome runs and seven RBI in these games...It was the fourth time this season that he put together a hitting streak of 10-games or more...Hit the 214th double of his career in the sixth inning on August 14th vs. San Francisco to move into a tie with HowardJohnson for second place on the franchise list...Was hit in the head by a pitch from Matt Cain in the fourth inning on August 15th vs.San Francisco and was diagnosed with a concussion...Was taken to the Hospital forSpecial Surgery in Manhattan where he underwent a CT Scan, which came backnegative...Stayed at HSS overnight for observation and was placed on the 15-Day DisabledList on August 16th with a concussion...Activated from the 15-Day Disabled List prior to the game on September 1st atColorado and went 1-3 with a run scored...Connected on his 215th career double on September 3rd at Coloradoto move past Howard Johnson and into sole possession of secondplace on the club's all-time list...Ed Kranepool is first with 225...Surpassed Darryl Strawberry (187), Mike Piazza (193), and EdgardoAlfonzo (212) in 2009...Had six RBI and three runs scored in the Mets' 10-9 victory over the Phillies onSeptember 12th at Philadelphia...It marked the second time in his career that he hasrecorded at least six RBI and three runs scored in the same game (August 10, 2005vs. San Diego)...No other Mets player in history has done that more than once, andhe is the only Met to do it over the last 13 years...Hit two home runs on September 12th at Philadelphia (off Brett Myers and RyanMadson)...It was the 13th multi-home run game of his career and his first sinceSeptember 14, 2008 at Atlanta...Played for Team USA in the 2009 World Baseball Classic...Hit .281 (9-32)with three runs scored, one double, and five RBI...Connected on a decisivetwo-RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to score Brian Roberts andJimmy Rollins to give Team USA a 6-5 victory over Puerto Rico on March 17thin Miami, FL.
Set career highs in home runs, RBI, and runs scored...Tied his career-best in doubles...Finished second in the National League in RBI and hits, third in runs scored, third in total bases (334), 10th in hitting, tied forninth in home runs, seventh in multi-hit games (51), tied for seventh in doubles, ninth in walks, tied for the league lead with11 sacrifice flies, seventh in on-base percentage, seventh in extra-base hits (77),10th in slugging (.534), 10th in total bases(534), fifth in home batting average (.336), eighth in day batting average (.312), third in batting vs. lefthanded pitching (.382),fourth in at-bats, tied for fifth in games played and tied for fourth in RBI ratio with one RBI every 5.0 times at bat...Earned his second Rawlings Gold Glove Award...Also received the Louisville Silver Slugger Award for the second consecutive year...Finished seventh in the National League MVP voting with 115 points (Albert Pujols-369, Ryan Howard-308, Ryan Braun-139,Manny Ramirez-138, Lance Berkman-126, CC Sabathia-121)...Had 33 games with two hits, 14 games with three hits and four games with four hits...Put together 31 multiple-RBI games:20 games with two RBI, seven games with three, three games with four and one game with five, April 15th vs. Washington...Garnered his 100th career home run when he cracked a solo shot against Milwaukee's Jeff Suppan on April 13th...Of the fiveplayers who hit their first 100 major league home runs with the Mets, David needed the second fewest at-bats (2,062) toreach 100...Only Darryl Strawberry did it faster (1,712)...Had a home run in three straight games, April 12th-April 15th...Accomplished the feat for the third time in his career and thefirst time since hitting a home run in in a career-best four consecutive games, June 7-June 10, 2007...Reached base safely in eight straight plate appearances (three doubles, a triple, two singles, two walks), April 17th-April 19th...Hit .727 (8-11) with four doubles, a triple, two runs scored, four RBI, three walks and a stolen base during a three-gameseries (April 18th-April 20th) at Philadelphia...His bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 11th inning at Shea gave the Mets a 5-4 victory over the Pirates on April 29th...Finished the season by hitting in nine of his last 10 games...In those games, hit .444 (16-36) with eight runs scored, twodoubles, two home runs and 10 RBI...Had multiple hits in seven of those 10 games...Had 21 RBI in his last 23 games...Has four separate hitting streaks of 15 or more games, the most in club history...Drove in his 124th run of the season with a sacrifice fly in the top of the first on September 25th vs. Chicago (NL) to tie MikePiazza's single-season franchise record...The former Mets catcher also had 124 RBI during the 1999 season...Hit over .300 the final three months of the year: .317 in July, .310 in August and .340 in September...Did not play on June 24th at Seattle, snapping his consecutive games played streak at 95...Led the major leagues with 26 runs scored in July...Made his third All-Star appearance on July 15th at Yankee Stadium...Went 1-3 while serving as the designated hitter...Connected on his 20th home run of the season, July 27th vs. St. Louis...It was his fourth season of 20 or more home runs,the second most by a Mets third baseman...Only Howard Johnson (five) has more...Had 24 RBI in the month of June, tying Corey Hart for the second most in the National League for the month...Ryan Howardled the NL with 26 RBI...Made his first error after 27 games, June 23rd vs. Seattle...Made his first error after 27 games, June 23rd vs. Seattle...Made his first error after 27 games, June 23rd vs. Seattle...Made his first error after 27 games, June 23rd vs. Seattle...Led the team with 16 game-winning RBI...Is tied for second in team history with seven walk-off RBI...Rusty Staub also has sevenand Kevin McReynolds hold the franchise mark with eight...Had a 12-game hitting streak from August 6th-August 18th (19-52, .365)...Had a 12-game hitting streak from August 6th-August 18th (19-52, .365)...Collected seven home runs in May and seven in August...Collected seven home runs in May and seven in August...Collected seven home runs in May and seven in August...Also ranks sixth on the club's All-Time Double List (183) after passing Cleon Jones on September 20th at Atlanta...Hit his 40th double of the season on September 10th, giving him at least 40 doubles and 25 home runs in each of the lastfour seasons...The only other player in major league history with four straight seasons of 40 or more doubles and 25 ormore home runs is Albert Pujols, who did it from 2001-2004...It is the third time in his career he finished with 42 doubles...Bernard Gilkey holds the single-season club record with 44 doubles in 1996...Matched his career-high with four runs scored on September 10th vs. Washington...It was the third time in his career that hescored four times in a game, and the first since doing it in back-to-back games on August 23 and August 24, 2005 at Arizona...Connected on two home runs on September 14th vs. Atlanta...His second home run of the game was also his 800th careerhit...It was the 12th multi-home run game of his career and his third of the season...He also hit two home runs on May 29thvs. Los Angeles and June 25th vs. Seattle...Tied his career-high with four hits on September 14th vs. Atlanta...It was the 10th time in his career that he collected fourhits and his third time during the 2008 season...Also collected four hits on April 18th at Philadelphia, June 27th at New York(AL), and September 10th vs. Washington...Did not commit an error in 36 games from August 7th-September 16th, a career-high...Hit home runs in consecutive games on September 21st at Atlanta and September 22nd vs. Chicago (NL)...It was the sixthtime in 2008 and the 18th time in his career he has hit home runs in at least two consecutive games...Has hit home runs inthree or more games on four occasions, including a personal-best four straight games from June 7-June 10, 2007...Collected at least one hit in 40 of his last 49 games and hit .344 (67-195) with 41 runs scored, 14 doubles, 13 home runsand 40 RBI over that stretch...Raised his batting average from .283 after the games of August 5th to his final mark of .302.
Was seventh in the National League with a .325 batting average, fifth with 113 runs scored, fourth with 196 hits, ninth with 107RBI, fourth with a .416 on-base percentage, seventh with 330 total bases, seventh with 34 stolen bases and tied for seventh with94 walks...Also finished seventh in the NL with a .316 batting average on the road, seventh with a .361 average against lefties, 10th with a.335 average at home and sixth with a .351 average during the day...His 330 total bases set the franchise record, surpassing Lance Johnson's mark of 327 total bases in 1996...Tied his career-best with 42 doubles and finished two behind the club mark...Bernard Gilkey had 44 doubles in 1996...Became the first player in franchise history to record three consecutive seasons with 100 or more RBI...Was also the secondplayer in team history to have three 100-RBI seasons...Darryl Strawberry had 100 or more RBI in 1987, 1988 and 1990...Was fifth in the majors with 33 go-ahead RBI and was also fifth with 16 game-winning RBI...With his 30th home run of the year in the seventh inning on September 16th vs. Philadelphia (Geoff Geary), he became the thirdplayer in team history to hit 30 home runs and collect 30 stolen bases in a season...Had 34 stolen bases this year...HowardJohnson accomplished the feat in 1987, 1989 and 1991, while Darryl Strawberry reached that milestone in 1987... Became the29th player in major league history to record a 30-30 season...It was the 49th time it's been accomplished overall...Also became the fifth player under the age of 25 and the fourth youngest to record a 30-30 season...Wright was 24 years, 270days old at the time of that home run...The others on this list are: Alex Rodriguez (1998 Mariners, age 23 years, 3 days), BobbyBonds (1969 Giants, age 23-182) and Jose Canseco (1988 A's, age 24-35)...The other player is Sammy Sosa (1993 Cubs,age 24-307)...Moved into sole possession of 10th place on the Mets All-Time Home Run List with his 96th home run on September 14th vs.Philadelphia (off Jamie Moyer)...Ended the season with 97 career home runs...George Foster is ninth on the All-Time List with 99home runs...Established a career-high with his 28th home run on September 10th vs. Atlanta (Tim Hudson)...Equaled his career-high with his27th home run on September 8th vs. Houston (Woody Williams)...Had 27 home runs in 2005...Ended the year with a 17-game hitting streak...Hit .397 (29-73) during that span...Has four separate hitting streaks of 15 or more games, the most in club history...Hit home runs in consecutive games, September 2nd at Atlanta and September 3rd at Cincinnati, both two-run shots that put NewYork ahead in each contest...Jose Reyes and Wright are only the second shortstop/third baseman teammates in the last 93 years to each have at least 30 stolenbases in the same season at their respective positions...The only other pair was Barry Larkin and Chris Sabo with the Reds in1988...Information courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau...Is only the fourth third baseman to have consecutive 20 home run-20 stolen bases seasons...The others are Mike Schmidt, AaronBoone and Alex Rodriguez...Tied the franchise record for walks in a nine-inning game with four on August 22nd vs. San Diego...The record, done many times,was last accomplished by Carlos Delgado on August 3rd this year at Chicago...Registered his ninth career two-home run game on August 11th vs. Florida when he went deep twice off Scott Olsen...Also had atwo-home run game on May 19th vs. the Yankees (Mike Myers-2)...Tied his career-high with four hits, August 2nd at Milwaukee...It was his sixth career four-hit contest...Tied his career-high with an RBI in six straight games, July 18th-July 24th...It was his fourth career six-game RBI streak...Reyes and Wright started their 395th game together on July 16th at San Diego to set the club record by a left-side tandempreviously held by Howard Johnson and Kevin Elster (394 games)...Was elected the starting third baseman for the National League in this year's All-Star Game on July 10th at San Francisco...Was1-3 in the NL's, 5-4, loss...Had his streak of 16 straight stolen bases snapped on June 25th against the Cardinals as he was caught stealing in the seventhinning...It was the first time he was caught stealing this season...Dating back to September 16, 2006, he had 19 consecutive stolenbases without being caught...The Mets record for consecutive stolen bases in one season is 26 by Howard Johnson from June 10-September 1, 1989...The major league record and the club record for stolen bases to begin a season without being caught is 21by Kevin McReynolds who went 21-21 in stolen base attempts during the entire 1988 campaign...Hit safely in a season-high 17 games from May 27th-June 16th...Hit .343 (23-71) with nine runs scored, five doubles, four homeruns, 11 RBI, seven walks and seven stolen bases in those games...Became the first Met to have three separate hitting streaks of15 games or more in his career...Collected his 500th career hit, a single in the second inning off Hong-Chin Kuo, June 12th at Los Angeles...Hit a home run in four consecutive games, from June 7th-June 10th, setting a new career-high...Had hit a home run in threeconsecutive games, two previous times: May 21-May 24, 2006 and June 13-June 15, 2006...Had a pinch-hit, RBI-single in the bottom of the ninth inning on May 17th vs. Chicago...The Mets scored four runs in the bottom ofthe ninth to beat the Cubs, 6-5...It was his first career pinch-hit appearance...Stole three bases on May 13th vs. Milwaukee, a career-high...Hit eight home runs in May, the most in the month of May by any Met who did not have one home run in April...Drew a walk in 10 consecutive games (13 total), from April 19th-April 29th...Had his streak of reaching base safely to start the season end on April 30th at 23 games...It tied the third longest streak from thestart of a season in franchise history with Cliff Floyd (2005) and Bud Harrelson (1970)...Only John Olerud (30 games in 1999) andKevin McReynolds (24 games in 1989) had longer streaks to start a season...Established a new career-high with a 26-game hitting streak, from September 17, 2006-April 19, 2007...Hit .343 (35-102) with 16runs scored, four doubles, two triples, two home runs and 10 RBI during the streak...The 26-game hitting streak also set a thenclub record...Hubie Brooks (1984) and Mike Piazza (1999) hold the Mets single-season record (24 games)...The streak was alsothe longest by a third basemen since Boston's Wade Boggs hit in 28 straight games in 1985...Had at least one hit in each of the Mets first 14 games, setting a new club record for the longest hitting streak to start aseason...Darryl Strawberry (1987) and Robin Ventura (1999) held the old mark, each hitting in 10 consecutive games to start theseason...Became the first player since 1962 to end one season with a hitting streak of at least 10 games and start the following season withanother 10-game streak...Curt Flood ended 1961 with a 12-game streak and began 1962 with a 17-game streak...Also Dick Groathit safely in his last 13 games of 1961 and his first 13 contests in 1962.
Finished ninth in the National League with a .311 batting average, tied for seventh with 116 RBI and had the sixth highest batting average in the NL with runners in scoring position (.365)...Established a career-high with 116 RBI...Became the fourth player in club history to have consecutive 100-RBI seasons, joining Gary Carter (1985-1986), Darryl Strawberry (1987-1988) and Mike Piazza (1999-2000)...Had 304 hits through his first 1,000 at-bats...Wright's 304 hits are the most by any Met who made his Major League debut with the club...Hit in 12 straight games to end the season...Was 17-47 (.362) with six runs, a double, a triple, two home runs and six RBI during that span...Tied a club record, done many times, with two hits in the same inning on Oct. 1 at Washington (second inning)...Was voted the starting third baseman for the All-Star Game, his first all-star selection, for the All-Star Game in Pittsburgh on July 11...Was 1-3 with a solo home run in the NL's 3-2 loss...David became only the second Met in franchise history to hit a home run during an All-Star Break, the other was Lee Mazzilli in 1979...Became the seventh youngest (23 years, 203 days) player to hit a home run in an All-Star Game...Johnny Bench (21 years, 229 days) is the youngest player to hit a home run in the Mid-Season Classic, connecting in the 1969 game in Washington...Also became the 14th player to hit a home run in his first All-Star Game at-bat...Participated in Century 21's Home Run Derby on July 10 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh...Finished second behind the Phillies' Ryan Howard...Drove in 74 runs prior to the All-Star Game, the most by a Met in franchise history...Mike Piazza held the previous mark with 72 RBI in 2000...Became the seventh Met to have 20 or more stolen bases and 20 or more home runs in a single season when he swiped second base in the sixth inning on Sept. 20 vs. Florida...The others to accomplish the feat are Tommie Agee, Mike Cameron, Howard Johnson (five times), Brian McRae, Kevin McReynolds and Darryl Strawberry (five times)...Cracked his fourth career grand slam on August 30 at Colorado (Fogg) and drove in five runs in that contest...Also hit a grand slam on June 18th vs. Baltimore (off Adam Loewen)...Was named the National League's Player of the Month for June...Hit .327 (35-107) with 20 runs scored, four doubles, a triple, 10 home runs, 29 RBI and three stolen bases...Registered his seventh career two-home run game and third of the season, June 22nd vs. Cincinnati (Eric Milton)...Also had two home runs on June 4th vs. San Francisco (Matt Morris & Kevin Correia) and April 28 at Atlanta (John Smoltz & Chris Reitsma)...Was selected the NL's Co-Player of the Week with teammate Jose Reyes for the week ending June 18th...Batted .333 (8-24) with five runs scored, four home runs and 11 RBI...Recorded his fourth game-ending RBI on May 29 vs. Arizona...Also had a walk-off RBI on April 9th vs. Florida; May 5 vs. Atlanta and May 19 vs. the Yankees...The record is five by George Foster (1983)...Tied his career-high with four hits, May 27 at Florida...If was his fifth career four-hit game...Also had four hits on May 4 vs. Pittsburgh...Belted a game-winning, three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning on July 9 vs. Florida (Kensing) to give the Mets a 7-6 victory...Tied his career-high by a hitting a home run in three straight games, June 13-June 15...Also did it, May 21-May 24...Did not play (back spasms) on May 26 at Florida...Had played every inning of every game in the team's first 46 contests...Set a club mark by recording at least one RBI in each of the first six games of the year (10 total), April 3-April 11...Registered 51 multi-hit games (34 two-hit games,15 three-hit and two four-hit contests)...Hit safely in his first eight games of the season...Batted .469 (15-32) with seven runs, two doubles, two triples, three home runs and 12 RBI in those games...It was the third longest streak in Mets history to start a campaign...The club record for consecutive games with one or more hits from the start of a season is 10, by Darryl Strawberry in 1987 and Robin Ventura in 1999...Became the first player in Mets history to drive in a run in each of the team's first six games of the year (10 total), April 3-April 11...Ken Boyer in 1966 and Bernard Gilkey in 1996 had an RBI in each of New York's first four contests...Registered a career-high two stolen bases on April 22 at San Diego...Also had two stolen bases on Aug. 10 vs. San Diego.
POSTSEASON: Slugged his first postseason home run (off Anthony Reyes) in the third inning in Game Four of the NLCS at St. Louis to give New York a 2-1 lead...Had a team-high four RBI in the Division Series vs. Los Angeles...Tied the club record for extra-base hits in a Division Series game with his two doubles in Game One...Edgardo Alfonzo and Shawn Green each also had two extra-base hits in a single Division Series contest...Drove in three runs in his first postseason game (Game One of the NLDS vs. the Dodgers)...Only four other Mets (Carlos Delgado, Edgardo Alfonzo, Buddy Harrelson and JC Martin) had a multi-RBI effort in their first playoff game.
Was tied for eighth in the National League in batting average, tied for seventh in doubles, 10th in hits and extra-base hits (70), tiedfor 10th in RBI and tied for seventh in total bases (301)...Also appeared in 160 games, which was tied for seventh in the NL...Collected 42 doubles to rank second on the club's single-season list...Only Bernard Gilkey had more (44 in 1996)...Tied the club record for games played at third (160)...Robin Ventura also played in 160 contests in 1999...Hit .321 (62-193) during the day, ninth in the National League...Had a .336 (43-128) batting average vs. lefthanded pitching with nine home runs and 21 RBI, tied for the fifth highest average in the NL...Batted .298 (45-151) with five home runs and 69 RBI with runners in scoring position...Hit .298 (133-447) with 18 home runs and 81 RBI vs. righthanded pitchers...Constructed a .538 (7-13) batting average with the bases loaded with two home runs, 21 RBI and three walks...Batted .333 (91-273) after the All-Star break...Drove in 102 runs...Became the first Mets player since Mike Piazza (113 in 2000) to have 100 or more RBI...Also became the firstplayer in Mets history to have 100 RBI in the season following his rookie year...Darryl Strawberry held the previous mark with 97RBI in 1984...The Mets became the first team in major league history to have a shortstop and third baseman, both 22 or younger at season's end,each play 150 or more games at his position...Jose Reyes played in 161 games at short while Wright appeared in 160 contests atthird...Only two other teams had a shortstop/third baseman combo both 23 or younger each to play 150 or more games: the 1960Orioles, with shortstop Ron Hansen and third baseman Brooks Robinson and the 1965 Angels, with shortstop Jim Fregosi and thirdbaseman Paul Schaal...Hit safely in four of his last five games of the year, batting .353 (6-17) with six runs, four home runs, seven RBI and three walks inthose contests...Had six home runs and 13 RBI in his last nine games...Hit safely in 13 of his last 16 contests...Had 12 runs scored, three doubles, six home runs, 13 RBI, eight walks and a stolen base in those contests...Eleven of his 27 home runs either tied the game or gave the Mets the lead...Collected his third multi-home run game of the season and the fourth of his career, September 29th vs. Colorado...Had a two-runhome run (off Sunny Kim) and a solo home run (off Jose Acevedo)...Hit his second career grand slam on September 24th at Washington in the first inning (off Livan Hernandez)...Was named the National League's Player of the Week for the week ending August 28th...He batted .481 (13-27) with 10 runs scored, three home runs, five RBI, three doubles, 25 total bases and two stolen bases in seven games...Also compiled a .926 sluggingpercentage and a .533 on-base percentage...He collected at least one hit in every game that week, including three multi-hit contestsand one multi-home run performance...Had an 11-game hitting streak from August 19th-August 30th...Hit .432 (19-44) in those games with 13 runs scored, three doubles, four home runs, eight RBI, four walks and three stolen bases...Tied a career-high with his second, four-hit game of the season and the third of his career on August 24th vs. the Diamondbacks...Also picked up his third multiple-home run game of his career (off Buddy Groom, Brandon Lyon) in that contest...Reached base nine straight times (seven hits, two walks), August 23rd-August 24th at Arizona...The last Met to reach base safely in nine or more plate appearances was Benny Agbayani, who reached base 10 straight times, August 22-August 25, 2000...Scored four runs in two straight games (August 23-August 24th at Arizona) for a career-best...Was second on the team, scoring 13 game-winning runs...Also was third on the squad with eight game-winning RBI...Went 4-5 with three runs scored, a double, a home run and six RBI at San Diego on August 10th...In that contest, he tied his career high for RBI and hits in a game...It was his second six-RBI game, the other was August 5, 2004 at Milwaukee...It was his secondcareer four-hit game, the other coming August 21, 2004 at San Francisco...Hit in a career-best 15 games from July 10th-July 28th...Over that stretch, he hit .386 (22-57) with 12 runs, five doubles, four home runs and 10 RBI...Collected two hits in the same inning on July 21st vs. the Padres...Led off the sixth inning with a single and later had a two-run double...Hit two solo home runs vs. the Braves on July 14th at Shea (both off Horacio Ramirez) for his second career multi-home run game...Had an eight-game hitting streak, May 18th-May 26th...In those games, he batted .571 (15-29) with eight runs, four doubles, twohome runs and nine RBI...Established a then career-high nine-game hitting streak, from April 22nd-May 1st...Batted .448 (13-29) with three runs, fourdoubles, a home run and five RBI during the streak...Collected his first career grand slam on April 19th at Philadelphia in the sixth inning (off Gavin Floyd)...Had 48 multi-hit games: 39, two-hit contests; seven, three-hit contests and two, four-hit games...Recorded 29 multi-RBI games: 22, two-RBI contests; four, three-RBI games; two, four-RBI contests and one, six-RBI game.
Among National League rookies, he finished tied for first in batting average with Aaron Miles of Colorado with a .293 mark...Also was second with a .525 slugging percentage, tied for fourth in home runs (14) and stolen bases (6), tied for eighth in doubles (17) and was ninth with 32 extra base hits...Named to Baseball America's All-Rookie team...Cracked his 12th home run of the season, September 14th vs. Atlanta, which was the second most by a rookie after the All-Star break in franchise history...Finished with 14 home runs after the break...Darryl Strawberry hit 18 home runs after the All-Star break in 1983...Greg Jefferies (1983) and Ryan Thompson (1993) each belted 11 home runs after the All-Star break...Was 3-5 with a career-high six RBI at Milwaukee on August 5th...It was the second most RBI by a Mets rookie since Jeromy Burnitz knocked in seven runs in Montreal on August 5, 1993...Collected a career-high four hits on August 21st at San Francisco...Had three doubles in that contest, which tied a Mets club record (the 19th time in club history the feat was accomplished)...Tied his career-high with four hits on September 11th vs. Philadelphia...Collected his first career multi-home run game, September 2nd vs. Florida...Hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning (Pavano) and a solo shot in the ninth (Manzanillo)...Was 3-4 in the contest with four RBI...Tied his career-high with a seven-game hitting streak, September 9th-September 14th...Was 14-31 (.452) with seven runs, two doubles, a triple, two home runs, six RBI and a stolen base in that span...Also hit in seven straight games, August 17th-August 23rd...Batted .406 (13-32) with seven runs, four doubles, two home runs and three RBI in those games...Hit a two-run home run (Reed) in the ninth inning of the night game of a day-night doubleheader at Colorado on August 19th to give the Mets a 5-3 win...Collected his second career three-hit game in that contest (3-4)...Was 5-10 in the split doubleheader...Belted his first career triple, September 9th at Florida...Had a five-game hitting streak from August 8th-August 13th...Was 8-21 (.381) with two runs, a home run and three RBI in those games...Hit his first major league home run and knocked in his first run with a solo shot in the second inning against John Patterson at Montreal on July 26th...Collected his first major league hit, a double, on July 22nd vs. Montreal off Zach Day...Had two hits in that contest...Became the 129th third baseman in franchise history when he made his major league debut with a start vs. Montreal on July 21st...Combined to hit 32 home runs (14 with New York, eight home runs at Norfolk and 10 with Binghamton)...Hit safely in his last five games of the year (7-17, .412, with two doubles, two home runs and five RBI)...Had 22 multiple-hit games: 15 games with two hits; five games with three hits; and two games with four hits...Put together six games with two RBI, two games with three RBI, one game with four RBI and one game with six RBI...Named the Sterling Minor League Player of the Year...Played for Team USA in Major League Baseball's Futures Game at Houston's Minute Maid Park on July 11th...Went 1-3 with a single...Had his contract selected from Norfolk (AAA) of the International League on July 21st...Began the season with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and was promoted to Norfolk on June 14th...In 60 games at Binghamton, he hit .363 (81-223) with 27 doubles, 10 home runs, 39 walks and 20 stolen bases in 26 attempts...Hit safely in 41 of those 60 games...Had three games with four hits...Selected to play in the Double-A All-Star Game...Did not participate due to his promotion...At Norfolk, compiled a .298 batting average in 31 games (34-114) with eight doubles, eight home runs, 17 RBI, 16 walks and two stolen bases in six attempts.
Named to the Florida State League (A) All-Star team...Won the Sterling Award, emblematic of the top player on his club.
Named the Co-Most Valuable Player, along with catcher Justin Huber, on his Capital City (A) team of the SouthAtlantic League.