Wright gets hit #1,500 does he have a shot at 3,000?

Posted: June 20, 2013 in News, Opinion
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untitledBy Steven Inman

David Wright got his 1500th career hit Tuesday night in Atlanta which is the most of any player as a New York Met. Wright, 30, is enjoying another great season despite the Mets poor record. Wright deserves to start at third base during the all-star game solely on his numbers. If Wright continues the way he is, he has an outside shot at 3,000 hits, which is usually the magic number to guarantee getting into the hall of fame.

Wright would have to age gracefully and not lose more than a step or two in his batting average. If Wright stays healthy as he gets older and that’s a big if, then he could get 3000 hits and be remembered as one of the best third basemen of our generation.

No Met position player has ever gotten into the Hall Of Fame as a Met.

How many hits will Wright end up with as a Met?

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Comments
  1. Michael Young says:

    Steve – As a Mets fan if DW got 3000 hits he would be an automatic HOF candidate and go in on his first ballot. That would cap a story book career for him. However, to get it done he would at least have to duplicate the efforts of his 9 years by playing 9 more years which means that the Mets would have to resign him after his current contract runs out, Of course there was some DL time during his first 9 years so maybe he could do it in less than 9 but as he ages his swing could slow down. We will just have to wait and see what happens. I guess that DW would probably trade 3000 hits and an automatic HOF entry for a WS championship with the NYM. Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      Yeah Mike if David Wright is only a few hundred hits away from 3000 when his contract is over that means he is still being productive and I bet the mets would have no problem of resigning him then. Should be fun to watch the next 10 years or so. Wright is also closing on the mets all time homerun record and should break that later this year.

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