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Posted: Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:43PM ; Updated: Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:43PM

Wright breaks record for most hits in Mets history

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David Wright has collected 1,419 hits in 1,256 career games with the Mets.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- David Wright has the most hits in New York Mets history.

The slugger reached on an infield single in the third inning Wednesday night against Pittsburgh for his 1,419th hit, snapping a tie with Ed Kranepool atop the team's career list.

Wright pulled into second base thanks to a throwing error on the play and his achievement was shown on the Citi Field scoreboard. The Mets played a few of Wright's highlights on the big video board, including his first major league hit. He received a warm ovation and quickly waved twice to the skimpy crowd before flashing a wide smile toward the New York dugout.

A six-time All-Star, Wright accomplished the feat in 1,256 games from 2004-12. Kranepool played in 1,853 games from 1962-79.

Kranepool was at Citi Field on Wednesday, and the two posed for pictures together during batting practice.

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