Watch: David Wright Hugs Young Fan After Last Night’s Win

By Danny Abriano

After the Mets defeated the Yankees 2-1 at Citi Field last night, the WPIX  cameras caught a great moment.  Before leaving the field, David Wright walked over to the stands behind home plate and hugged a young fan (see video below):

The fact that Wright visited with this kid after the game and gave him a long hug was great on its own.  Apparently, there’s also a tremendous story behind the embrace the two shared.

According to, the young fan (Max Rubin) had told Wright to hit a home run before his at bat in the seventh inning.  Wright then stepped to the plate and fouled off a bunch of pitches before launching a long, game tying solo homer to left center field off the Yankees’ Phil Hughes.

May 27, 2013; Flushing, NY,USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) hits a home run to left center during the seventh inning against the New York Yankees at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

David Wright has always been a tremendous representative for the Mets organization and watching him hug young Max Rubin last night was simply a continuation of the great things Wright has done both on and off the field.  The story behind it made it that much better.

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