The Captain: A Memoir (Hardcover)
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The memoir from the last Mets captain, David Wright, one of the most admired players in recent MLB history, about his inspiring and deep commitment to the game.
David Wright played his entire fourteen-year Major League Baseball career for the New York Mets.
And when he came back time and again from injury, he demonstrated the power of hard work, commitment, and love of the game.
Wright was nicknamed "Captain America" after his performance in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. He is a seven-time All-Star, a two-time Gold Glove Award winner, a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and a member of the 30-30 club. He holds Mets franchise records for most career RBIs, doubles, total bases, runs scored, walks, sacrifice flies, times on base, extra base hits, strikeouts, double plays, and hits. He was named captain of the Mets in 2013, becoming the fourth captain in the team's history.
Now the widely admired, beloved New York Mets third baseman and captain tells it from his perspective.
About the Author
David Wright is a seven-time All-Star third baseman who played 14 seasons in the Major Leagues and was voted the “Face of MLB.” He retired as the team’s fourth captain and the franchise leader in hits, runs, and RBI. He is a special adviser in the Mets front office.
Anthony DiComo is the Mets beat writer for MLB.com and the chairman of the Baseball Writers' Association of America's New York chapter. He also is an analyst for the SNY channel and a regular contributor to MLB Network.
Praise for The Captain:
“Wright’s fascinating career comes to life in this wonderfully written and insightful sports memoir.”—Library Journal
"Wright takes this occasion to pull back the curtain a little more, and just like during his playing days, he’s someone that people will never get enough of."—NewsDay
“The Captain is a Must Read for Mets fans.”—New York Sports Day / The Queens Chronicle
“When it comes to the 'Good Guy Hall of Fame,' Wright is a shoe-in."—BookReporter.com