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David Wright ties Mets career hits record

On Tuesday, David Wright tied the New York Mets' record for hits. After Wednesday, he could become the team's all-time leader.

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New York Mets third baseman David Wright made history on Tuesday night. With his two-run single in the seventh inning of the Mets' 10-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wright tied the franchise record for hits at 1,418 set by Ed Kranepool.

Wright went 2-4 on Tuesday night with three RBIs. This season, he's currently batting .306 with 20 home runs and 88 RBIs.

The 29-year-old will have an opportunity to break the Mets' record on Wednesday night when New York continues its series with Pittsburgh. Mets manager Terry Collins praised Wright for his accomplishment and called him a "great player" in a report appearing on NorthJersey.com:

"He truly is a great player," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "I think what we saw in the first two and a half months, three months, fo the season was something special from a special guy.
This guy holds records in so many departments in this organization. He's going to end up having the home run record here. In the short period of time he's played with this team it is truly a tribute to first, his durability, and his talent. He plays every day, plays hard, prepares himself second to none and just continues to put up numbers."

Wright is entering a big offseason once the Mets' 2012 campaign comes to a close. The team will most likely pick up his $16 million option for the 2013 season -- his 10th with the team -- which would then make him a free agent next winter.