Facts of David Wright
|Full Name:||David Wright|
|Age:||39 years 7 months|
|Birth Date:||December 20, 1982|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Leo, Aquarius|
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An American professional baseball third baseman for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB) is popularly named as David Allen Wright. In the year 2001, he was drafted by the Mets. His bat’s position and throw position is Right. He made his MLB debut on 21st July 2004 for the New York Mets. He was nicknamed Captain America after his performance in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Wright is a seven-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glove Award winner, two-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and a member of the 30–30 club. He was named the captain of the Mets in 2013, the fourth in team history.
Early Life of David
On 20th December 1982, David was born in Norfolk, Virginia. His full name is David Allen Wright. His nationality is American. His star sign is Sagittarius. He was the Gatorade Virginia High School Player of the Year and the Virginia All-State Player of the Year in 2001. His father name is Rhon Wright and mother name is Elisa Wright.
Gossips and Rumors
- David Wright’s emotional press conference announcing one last game.
Body features of David
David stands 1.83 m tall and has a balanced weight of 93 Kg.
Career of David
- In the year 2001, David was chosen by the Mets in the amateur draft.
- In his Amateur draft, he played for 3 years winning Sterling an award for best player on the Class A St. Lucie Mets in 2003.
- Wright made his major league debut starting at third base against the Montreal Expos in the year 2004 July 21.
- He was also voted as the “This Year in Baseball Awards Rookie of the Year” in the year 2004.
- Wright played in 160 games and batted .306 with 27 home runs, 102 RBIs, 99 runs scored, 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 in the year 2005.
- Wright was named National League Co-Player of the Week for June 12-18 in the year 2006.
- On 6th August 2006, he signed a 6-year contract extension with the Mets with a fee of $55 million.
- The Mets captured the NL East title in the year 2006.
- He also participated in the 2006 Major League Baseball Japan All-Star Series.
- He became the 29th player in baseball history to join the 30-30 club, after hitting a 7th inning solo home run against the Philadelphia Phillies at Shea Stadium on 16th September 2007.
- He was awarded the 2007 Gold Glove and the Silver Slugger Award.
- He was announced as the recipient of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award on 5th November 2008.
- He was announced as a member of Team USA in the 2009 World Baseball Classic (WBC) on 22nd December 2008.
- He started his 2009 season in Citi Field history on Monday, April 13, 2009, Citi Field’s Opening Day.
- Later, Wright suffered a concussion when he was hit in the head with a 93 mph (150 km/h) fastball by San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain and was admitted to the hospital and he missed several games due to injury.
- He finished the 2010 season with a .283 batting average, .354 on-base percentage, 29 home runs, 103 RBIs, 69 walks, and 19 stolen bases.
- Wright singled against the Phillies Cole Hamels for his 90th career game-winning RBI on 5th April 2011.
- He finished 6th in the voting for the 2012 NL MVP Award.
- On November 30, 2012, he extended a 7-year contract with a fee of $138 Million.
- He got his 1,500th career hit on June 18 against the Atlanta Braves off of Cory Gearrin in the year 2013.
- He was named the National League’s Home Run Derby team captain for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game.
- He was chosen as the “Face of MLB” in a contest online in February 2014.
- Later, he suffered a strained right hamstring while stealing second base on 14th April 2015.
- After his recovery, he hit a bases-loaded single off of Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Michael Blazek to break a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the 9th inning and give the Mets the victory on 21st May 2016.
- On 5th September 2017, he underwent a surgery of his right shoulder.
- Due to lingering back and shoulder injuries, he missed many games.
- On 13th September 2018, the Mets announced that Wright would be activated from the disabled list for the Mets the last homestand of the season and start the game on September 29 against the Marlins.
Affairs of David
David is a married man. He married Molly Beers, a Model. They were married in La Jolla, California on 26th December 2013. The couple is blessed with 2 children named Olivia Shea (Born 2016) and Madison (Born 2018).
Net worth of David
The net worth of David is estimated to have $75 Million as of 2018.