The Mets have had some special players in their history, so it is pretty amazing that Ed Kranepool's hits record stood for 36 years before David Wright claimed it as his in late September against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The infield single was not the prettiest of hits, but it still counts, and Wright will always cherish the accomplishment.
"I doubt it's going to register while I'm still playing," Wright said. "But to look back on this whenever I'm done, it will be special." (via Mets.com)
Wright claimed the RBI record early in the season and then found his way atop the Mets hit list at the end. He now holds club records for doubles, extra-base hits, walks and runs scored to go along with the aforementioned accomplishments.
"It's remarkable," manager Terry Collins said. "It's a testament to what a really, really good player he is. It's a testament to his work ethic. Even last year, he's never satisfied. All he wants to do is get better" (via Mets.com).
Although Wright will not get MVP consideration, he had that type of season in 2012. Wright finished his season with a .306 average, 21 home runs and 93 RBI. He also had 41 doubles and a .883 OPS.
Certainly that is a solid stat line to go along with the records Wright claimed, and with an impending option looming, hopefully he will continue to add to his Mets numbers beyond this past season.