The best player nicknames in Mets history

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David Wright – Captain America

David Wright was the epitome of what you want in a player, in a teammate. He was drafted by the organization. He came up through the farm system. He was immediately successful upon reaching the Big Leagues. He was an All Star. He was clutch. He played hard. He was humble. What’s not to love?

Wright had earned the right to be named the next captain of the New York Mets when he was playing in, and playing extremely well, in the World Baseball Classic. His teammates, his peers from around the Major Leagues hung a super hero cap in the dugout to recognize his achievements…knowing there was talk about the Mets naming him Captain. It was then that Wright was first referred to as “Captain America.”

Wright had a brilliant career with the Mets. Unfortunately, his back cut his career short. But in no way does that diminish anything he did while wearing the Mets uniform. He holds most Mets offensive records…including 242 home runs, and finishing with a .296 batting average. He was a seven-time All Star, won two Gold Glove and two Silver Slugger Awards.

Wright truly earned the respect bestowed upon him by his peers, the media, and the fans.