Former New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy took to Twitter to bid farewell to team captain David Wright.
The New York Mets had an emotional final weekend to a rough season. Team captain, David Wright was activated for the final homestand of the season. He made his first appearance in over two years on Sept. 28 as a pinch hitter and started his final game on Sept. 29.
Wright, who had been a Met since 2004 and in the organization since 2001, has had a lot of teammates and made a lot of friends during his MLB career. One of those friends is Daniel Murphy, who spent seven years with the Mets.
The two infield mates spent a lot of time together on the field and in the dugout, and Murphy took to Twitter to say his goodbye to Wright. On the Twitter page of ACES Inc., an agency that represents both players, he posted a video in which he says goodbye to Wright and tells him that he loves him.
Daniel Murphy’s video tribute to The Captain pic.twitter.com/QGlse7GA5t
— ACES Inc. Baseball (@Baseball_ACES) September 30, 2018
Murphy joined Wright with the Mets in 2008 and both players were key parts of the Mets’ magical 2015 season in which they won the National League Championship series. Murphy cracked seven home runs, and Wright launched a clutch home run in the World Series while driving in seven runs.
Murphy left for the Nationals after the season, and the Mets now have a player who looks remarkably like a clone of Murphy in Jeff McNeil. He’ll hope to carry the team to their next playoff run with Amed Rosario.
Wright stayed with the Mets after that run, but was only able to play 37 games in 2016 and missed all of 2017 before making his two-game cameo at the end of the 2018 season. In addition to being the leader of the team, he was an incredibly productive Met.
He ended his injury-shortened career with a slash of .296/.376/.491, and he hit 242 home runs and stole 196 bases. He added 970 RBIs.
His impact on the Mets extended from the field to his teammates’ hearts, as can be seen by all the tributes to him.