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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 14-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.

©2020 David Wright, Anthony DiComo (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Literal Chills

As a life long Mets fan who grew up watching Wright, this book was a fantastic window into his life and career. David’s descriptions of the 2006 and 2015 post-seasons gave me literal chills as I relived some of my favorite moments with a new perspective. A must listen for any Mets fan that is made even better by an excellent narration. LGM!

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Awesome Book

This is a perfect mixture of serious moments, laughs and tears. I was never a Mets fan but had a lot of respect for David Wright. This book just proves how great of a guy he is on and off the field. A must listen!

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Great book for Mets fans and ALL baseball fans!

I always admired David Wright throughout his career and this book only enhanced those feelings. I never realized the full extent of how much pain he endured from all his injuries, all relating back to his spinal stenosis. I'm 69 y/o and a lifelong (life of the Mets that is) Mets fan, and David is most certainly in the top 3 of my favorite Mets, along with Tom Seaver, and now Jacob DeGrom. Thanks, Captain!