With his two-run homer in the first inning on Thursday, David Wright continued to entrench himself among some heady company. Wright's 787 RBIs are the eighth most by any third baseman in history through his first nine big league seasons, 114 behind all-time leader Eddie Mathews.
George Brett and Chipper Jones share the all-time record among primary third basemen with 1,596 RBIs. Wright's 526 career extra-base hits also rank fifth most among those who played at least 51 percent of their games at third base through their first nine seasons (Mathews had 587).
The Mets announced that Star Wars Night will return Monday, when they host the Nationals for a 7:10 p.m. ET game at Citi Field. Tickets are available at Mets.com/starwars and include a Mets/Darth Vader t-shirt and a $5 donation to Stand Up To Cancer, a movement dedicated to accelerating cancer research.
Fans are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Star Wars characters for a costume contest, with a grand prize of a Four-Day Pass to Star Wars Celebration next month in Orlando.