David Wright's Top 5 Mets Moments

Mets third baseman David Wright hits a two-run home run against the Kansas City Royals in Game 3 of the World Series on Oct. 30, 2015, at Citi Field.
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While back, neck and shoulder injuries derailed David Wright's career in his 30s, the homegrown Met certainly lived up to the hype that surrounded him when he first stepped on a big-league diamond as a 21-year-old in 2004.

Now 35, Wright is playing in what is expected to be his final game Saturday at Citi Field. The injuries, including his degenrative spinal stenosis, are preventing the Mets' captain from continuing his career, he announced earlier this month. 

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Here is a look back at the seven-time All-Star's most memorable moments as a Met. 5. Aug. 24, 2015 -- Welcome Back!In his first at-bat after missing more than four months following his spinal stenosis diagnosis, Wright blasted a solo home run into the second deck at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park en route to a 16-7 victory.

4. Sept. 25, 2012 -- Record BreakerPlaying against the Pirates at Citi Field, Wright had an infield single, the 1,419th of his career, surpassing Ed Kranepool on the Mets' all-time list. Wright has added a few hundred more hits to his total -- he's currently at 1,777.

3. Aug. 9, 2005 -- Who Needs A Glove Anyway?Facing the Padres in San Diego, Wright made an unbelievable barehanded, over-the-shoulder catch of a Brian Giles broken-bat looper to shallow left field. MLB.com later awarded it as the play of the year.

2. May 19, 2006 -- Subway SaviorWith two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Wright singled back to the warning track off the Yankees' Mariano Rivera, scoring Paul Lo Duca from second to win the Subway Series game, setting off a rowdy Shea Stadium celebration.

1. Oct. 30, 2015 -- Coming Up Big On Biggest StageWright reached his lone World Series at 32 years old, and although the Mets fell short of their ultimate goal, he did achieve practically every boy's childhood dream in Game 3 when he hit a two-run homer off the Royals' Yordano Ventura to give the Mets a 2-1 lead. Wright later added a two-run single in the 9-3 victory.