April 18, 2007

Tonight Wright Goes For The Record

Last night David Wright had a base hit in his first plate appearance, which extended his hitting streak to 24 games. The streak ties the team record with Mike Piazza and Hubie Brooks. A hit in tonight's game will put the 24 y/o in the record books for the first time, of what will eventually be a long list of Mets and possibly major league records. In some fans eyes there will be an asterisk next to the record because it's over two seasons and doesn't include the playoff. As far as MLB is concerned it is a valid record breaking effort and even without a hit tonight he is now tied for the club record.

And now he has extended it so that it matches the longest in the 45-season-plus history of the Mets.

When the Mets third baseman singled to left field in the second inning on Tuesday night, the streak reached 24 games and put Wright on equal footing with Mike Piazza and Hubie Brooks, who had respective streaks of 24 games in 1999 and 1984. source MLB.com

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