April 17, 2007

Wright Extends Streak To 24

Marty Noble at Mets.com, writes about David Wright extending his hitting streak to twenty four games (over two seasons):

David Wright has all but dismissed his hitting streak at every turn, de-emphasized it and all but ignored it. 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.

Wright's streak, unlike the other 19 in franchise history that have been 18 games or longer, spans two seasons. He hit safely in the final 12 games last season and the first 12 this season.

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