David Wright is an American former third baseman. Throughout his career, David Wright played for New York Mets. Moreover, he earned the nickname “Captain America” after his performance in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
David Wright whose full name is David Allen Wright was born on 20th December 1982 and is currently 38 years old. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Likewise, David was born in Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America. He holds American citizenship. Similarly, talking about her religion and ethnicity, he follows Christianity and belongs to a Caucasian ethnic group.
About his family members and siblings, David was born to Rhon Wright, a police officer in the Norfolk Police Department, and Elisa Wright. Likewise, he has three brothers, namely Daniel, Matthew, and Stephen. Furthermore, talking about his educational background, David completed his high school at Hickory High School in Virginia. He played baseball during high school. Moreover, Wright committed to play baseball at Georgia Tech before his senior year of high school.
Career and Professional life
David turned his passion for playing baseball into his career. Likewise, he started his career with the Mets in the 2001 MLB draft. It was during the supplemental round as compensation for the Mets’ loss of Mike Hampton to the Colorado Rockies. However, his major league debut striating at third base was against the Montreal Expos on 21st July 2004. Likewise, within 2005, David had played in 160 games and battled 306 with 27 home runs, 42 doubles, 102 RBIs, 99 runs scored, and 17 stolen bases. He was in the top 10 of the National League.
David, along with Jose Reyes was National League Co-Player of the week in June 2006. Furthermore, in the same year, they participated in Major League Baseball Japan All-Star Series along with Julio Franco, and John Maine. In December 2008, David was a member of Team USA in the 2009 World Baseball Classic which held in March 2009. In mid-august of 2009, Wright was hit in the head with a 93 mph fastball by San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain. He admitted to the hospital; however, he left the next day diagnosed with post-concussion symptoms. This was the first time in his career that he was on the disabled list. Although by September, he resumed.
After undergoing an examination by the doctor’s team on 16th May 2011, it was reported that David had a stress fracture in his lower back. It resulted in him on the disabled list for more than two months. His comeback was on 22nd July 2011. Likewise, in 2013, David was the National League’s Home Run Derby team captain for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. Again, he was selected in the 2013 World Baseball Classic to play third base. The tournament ended with David’s most total RBIs. He earned the nickname “Captain America”.
More about his Career
In April 2015, he suffered a strained right hamstring while stealing second base. Later, Wright was diagnosed with spinal stenosis. Due to this, he was placed on the disabled list for 60 days. Likewise, the Mets sent Davis on a rehab assignment to the St. Lucie Mets on 10th August.
Later in 2016, due to his spinal stenosis, David had to complete a pre-game workout which takes around 4-5 hours. Unfortunately, again on 3rd June, due to herniated disc in his neck, Wright was again on the disabled list. After his neck surgery, David was diagnosed with right shoulder impingement in February 2017. This prevented him from playing in the Majors the whole year. In March 2018, due to his injuries, David experienced setbacks. However, on 29th September 2018, David played his final game with the Mets against the Marlins before retirement.
Net Worth and Achievements
Talking about his net worth and earnings, David is the former baseball third baseman. He also earns from the sale of Vitamin Water Company which he sold to Coca-Cola. Likewise, he signed a contract worth $138 million across eight years in 2012. However, his exact net worth is not currently available.
Moreover, In the year 2005, David established a charitable organization, The David Wright Foundation. Its aim is to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis and to raise money for sclerosis organizations and projects. This organization hosted its first annual gala at the New York Stock Exchange Members Club.
David has received many awards and honors from MLB. Some of which are the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Award, consecutively in 2007 and 2008. In 2012, he received Wilson Team Defensive Player of the Year.
Regarding his relationship status, David is straight and in a marital relationship with his long-time girlfriend Molly Beers. She is a model. Likewise, they tied the knot on 26th December 2013. Similarly, they have two daughters, named Olivia Shea (born in July 2016) and Madison (born in May 2018), and a son, Brooks David (born in October 2020). The family is currently living in Manhattan Beach, California.
Body Measurement and Social Measurement
David stands 6 feet 1 inch (73 inches) tall and weighs 92 kg (202lbs). Likewise, regarding body measurements, his vital stats are 40-32-35. David wears the shoe size of 8(US) and has a biceps size of 14.5 inches. Talking about his physical appearance, David has a dark brown pair of eyes and brown hair.
Reflecting upon his social media presence, David is not active in any social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.