David lives in the Flatiron District of NYC
On August 17th, David was hit by a 94 mph fastball on the side of the head by Giants pitcher Matt Cain. As a result, David suffered a concussion and is suffering from, "post-concussion" symptoms. He was also placed on the 15 day DL list.
David had his first multi homerun game in a loss to the Marlins.
David claims he doesn't remember touching the bases during his first Major League home run. He said he felt like he was floating around the bases.
When David got to the Majors, he spent hours picking the brain of locker neighbor Vance Wilson. A month later, Vance was picking David's brain about hitting.
In 2004, the Royals offered the Mets free agent-to-be Carlos Beltran for David Wright, and the Mets turned them down.
David is the 129th 3rd baseman in Mets history.
David was honored by Baseball America as one of Flordia's State Top 10 prospects in 2003.
David is a member of a remarkable draft class. In the first round alone, seven players-including Mark Prior, Mark Teixeira and Joe Mauer-have already become major league regulars. The Mets' first pick in the 2001 draft was Notre Dame's Aaron Heilman. David was drafted 38th overall.
When Chesapeake-born Michael Cuddyer was drafted in the first round by the Twins in 1997, he instantly became one of David's favorite players.
In high school, David's favorite pre game meal was a Turkey Sub from Subway.
David was a very good student at Hickory High. At graduation, he was selected as class speaker.
David's sports idols growing up were Cal Ripken Jr., and Michael Jordan.
David's dad is a police officer in Norfolk.
David Wright has had a girl friend, Molly Beers since January of 2008.
David appeared on Topps' Opening Day 2007 baseball card packs.
David's brother Stephen was a student at Virginia Tech when the infamous shooting took place in April of 2007. Thankfully, Stephen was not on the campus at the time of the shootings.
David Wright was voted "This Year in Baseball's Rookie of the Year" in 2004.
David appeared on MTV's Total Request Live with fellow teammate Cliff Floyd in 2006.
Delta Air Lines named one of their MD-88 airplanes "The Wright Flight" after David. It shuttles between New York, Boston and Washington.
David usually arrives to games earlier than most other players.
Wright's diving, bare-handed catch in the August 9, 2005 loss to San Diego was voted the "This Year in Baseball Play of the Year."
David was featured on the cover of MLB 07: The Show.
David is sponsored by Vitamin Water.
In 2006, David participated in the MLB Japanese All Star Series.
David struggled during his first postseason in 2006, hitting only .216 throughout ten games.
On August 6, 2006, David Wright signed a six year contract extension with the Mets worth 55 million dollars.
As a senior in high school, David was named the Gatorade Virginia Baseball Player of the Year, as well as the Virginia All State Player of the Year.
David attended Hickory High School in Chesapeake, Virginia.
David made his Major League debut with the Mets on July 21, 2004.
The Mets' AAA team, the Tides, played in David Wright's hometown of Norfolk.
David's uniform number is 5.
David's father is a police officer.
The New York Mets obtained the draft pick they used to draft Wright as compensation when the Colorado Rockies signed pitcher Mike Hampton to an 8-year $141 million contract. That Hampton signing is considered by some as the worst ever.
While in the minor leagues, Wright modeled his game after St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen, who he narrowly beat in a fan vote to start the 2006 All-Star game.
David's favorite team was the New York Mets even before they drafted him.
David Wright is the 13th player to hit a home run in his first all-star game at-bat.
David considered attending Georgia Tech until the Mets selected him 38th overall in the 2001 amateur draft.
David's 74 RBIs before the 2006 all-star game were a team first-half record.
David was named the National League player of the month in June 2006, the first New York Met to receive the award in fifteen years.
David's charity, The David Wright Foundation, donates money to those with multiple sclerosis.
Wright finished second to Philadelphia's Ryan Howard in the 2006 Home Run Derby, despite hitting 16 homers in the first round.
David was the coverboy of ESPN the Magazine's 2006 fantasy baseball preview issue.
David is listed as 6'0" and 200 pounds.
In a February 2006 interview, 2002 Olympic gold medalist figure skater Sarah Hughes named David Wright as the person she'd most like to skate with.
Wright made his first MLB all-star team at third base in 2006. He was voted a starter through fan voting. He has also been elected to the all-star team in 2007 and 2008; including a start in 2007.
David's favorite TV show is 24.
I'm very confident in what I do, but I'd like to think I don't ever show any kind of cockiness or overconfidence
David: I'm not going to go out there and try to steal bases for the sake of stealing bases. I'm going out there trying to pick and choose my spots.
David: In my opinion, you can never get used to losing.
David: I love being a Met. It was my favorite team growing up, so to be a Met to me is very special.