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Wright breaks Mets career hits record

Image: David Wright of the New York Mets (© Kathy Willens/AP Images)
The Mets' David Wright hits his 1,419th career hit to break the club record.
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NEW YORK (AP)

David Wright has the most hits in New York Mets history.

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The slugger reached on an infield single in the third inning Wednesday night against Pittsburgh for his 1,419th hit, snapping a tie with Ed Kranepool atop the team's career list.

Wright pulled into second base thanks to a throwing error on the play and his achievement was shown on the Citi Field scoreboard. The Mets played a few of Wright's highlights on the big video board, including his first major league hit. He received a warm ovation and quickly waved twice to the skimpy crowd before flashing a wide smile toward the New York dugout.

A six-time All-Star, Wright accomplished the feat in 1,256 games from 2004-12. Kranepool played in 1,853 games from 1962-79.

Kranepool was at Citi Field on Wednesday, and the two posed for pictures together during batting practice.

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