David Wright is an American retired professional baseball third baseman who spent his entire 14-year career with the New York Mets in Major League Baseball (MLB).
He is also a seven-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glove Award winner, two-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and 30–30 club member.
|Full Name||David Allen Wright|
|Date Of Birth||December 20, 1982|
|Birth Place||Norfolk, Virginia|
|Parent(s)||Rhon and Elisha Wright|
|Age||39 years old|
|Net Worth||$75 million|
David Wright Early Life
David was born to a father, Rhon, and a mother, Elisha Wright, on December 20, 1982, in Norfolk, Virginia. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius by birth, and his nickname is D-Dub. He is currently 39 years old.
David Wright is the elder son of his parents. Father Rhon was a police officer in the Norfolk Police Department.
He was raised as a Mets fan because of his closeness to the Class AAA Norfolk Tides, whose stadium was ten minutes from home. David Wright was graduated from Hickory High School in Chesapeake, Virginia, earning All-State honors in 1999, 2000, and 2001.
In elementary school, he took hitting lessons with future Major Leaguer Michael Cuddyer, and in high school, he played on teams with Ryan Zimmerman, Mark Reynolds, B.J. Upton, and Justin Upton.
He batted .438 in four years at Hickory, with 13 home runs and 90 RBI. Hence, David Wright was named the Gatorade Virginia High School and the Virginia All-State Player of the Year in 2001.
David Wright Career
The Mets chose David in the 2001 MLB draft during the supplemental round as compensation for the Mets’ loss of Mike Hampton to the Colorado Rockies in free agency.
David Wright regularly advanced in his first three years of minor league play, winning the Sterling award for the best player on the class A St. Lucie Mets in 2003.
Then, David Wright fast climbed from the Double-A Binghamton Mets to the Triple-A Norfolk Tides to the major leagues in 2004.
David made his major league debut on July 21, 2004, starting at third base against the Montreal Expos.
He tied Aaron Miles of the Colorado Rockies for first place among National League rookies with a.293 batting average.
David Wright was also second in slugging percentage (.525), fourth in home runs (14) and stolen bases (6), seventh in doubles (17), and ninth in extra-base hits (32).
On July 26, he blasted his first major league home run and drove in his first run with a solo shot against John Patterson at Montreal. David Wright also had a five-game hitting streak from August 8th-August 13th.
David Wright had a then-career-high nine-game hitting streak from April 22 to May 1, 2005. He hit.448 (13-39) during the streak with three runs, four doubles, a home run, and five RBI.
In 2006, he completed 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).
David set a career-high with 116 RBI and became the fourth player in club history to have straight 100-RBI seasons, entering Gary Carter (1985-1986), Darryl Strawberry (1987-1988), and Mike Piazza (1999-2000).
He launched a new career-high with a 26-game hitting streak, from September 17, 2006-April 19, 2007.
David hit .343 (35-102) with 16 runs scored, four doubles, two triples, two home runs, and 10 RBI during the streak. He also made the 26-game hitting streak also set a then club record.
In 2008, a third baseman achieved his second Rawlings Gold Glove Award and obtained the Louisville Silver Slugger Award for the second successive year.
In addition, David Wright ended 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).
David played for Team USA in the 2009 World Baseball Classic and hit .281 (9-32) with three runs scored, one double, and five RBI.
He touched on a strong two-RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to score Brian Roberts and Jimmy Rollins to give Team USA a 6-5 win against Puerto Rico on March 17 in Miami, FL.
In 2010, he halted seventh in the National League in RBI, tied for 11 in home runs, and seventh in strikeouts. David also became the first Mets player to hit a home run in his first at-bat on Opening Day since Kaz Matsui did so against Paul Wilson of the Reds in 2005.
On April 5, 2011, David Wright matched his career-high with four hits against Philadelphia. It was his 15th game with four hits and his first since June 24, 2009, against St. Louis.
In 2012, he became the Mets franchise leader in hits, runs, walks, and RBI and was named his sixth All-Star Game. In addition, David Wright completed among the NL league leaders in many categories.
He finished 2013 with four home runs and 11 RBI in late-inning concerns. Through the game in which they earned their 1,500th hit for a New York squad, David Wright became the seventh player to have at least 200 home runs and a .300 batting average or better.
In May of 2014, he had 41 hits, which was second in the National League behind Yasiel Puig’s 43. When David Wright went deep against Andrew Heaney on June 19 at Miami, his second career home run in a 1-0 game, making him the only player in team history with two such home runs.
In 2015, David played more games at third base than any other major league baseball player in New York, dating to 1876. He became the longest-tenured active player in the major leagues when Chase Utley was traded to Los Angeles-NL on August 19.
On June 16, 2016, he played in 37 games before having a season-ending cervical discectomy and fusion surgery on his neck. David Wright was originally placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on June 3.
David Wright was transferred to the 60-Day Disabled List on July 5. A third baseman had 86 career go-ahead homers, most in team history that season.
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In 2017, David was on the Disabled List due to cervical disc herniation surgery for the whole season. On August 23, he began a minor-league rehab assignment with St. Lucie of the Florida State League.
On August 28, David completed his rehabilitation assignment and underwent surgery in New York to repair his right rotator cuff on September 5. On October 5, he also had a laminotomy procedure on his lower back in Los Angeles.
From August 22 to 26, David Wright played three rehab games with St. Lucie (two at third base and one as a designated hitter).
In his 2018 start on September 29, he went 0-for-1 with a walk and retrieved one ground ball before being pulled in the fifth inning to a standing ovation from both fans and players.
Austin Jackson hit a walk-off single in the 13th inning, and the Mets went on to win the game 1–0. David Wright thanked the Citi Field crowd for their support throughout his career and for assisting him in realizing his dreams after the game.
David Wright Personal Life
On December 26, 2013, David was married to dating model Molly Beers after dating for several years. They have three children two daughters (Olivia Shea and Madison) and a son (Brooks David). Wright is happy with his wife and children and living a good life.
What Is David Wright Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, David Wright’s net worth of $75 million. He is one of the great players in the history of baseball. His net worth will make him have a luxurious life soon.
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Meet David Wright On Instagram
There are two different handles on Instagram. One goes by the name @captainwright, and it has117 posts, 15.5k followers, and 31 followings. Similarly, another is @davidwrigt, and it has 36 posts, 355 followers, and 97 followings. Follow him on both to see the posts related to his game.