Wright collects 1,500th career hit in victory

Wright collects 1,500th career hit in victory

ATLANTA -- Considering David Wright is already the Mets' all-time hits leader, every milestone from here is simply gravy.

The latest occurred Tuesday evening, when Wright rapped out a ninth-inning single for his 1,500th career hit. That extended his franchise lead and moved him into a tie for 593rd place all time.

"It's a lot of hits -- at least I think it is," Wright said, laughing. "It's nice. Time flies, it really does. Seems like yesterday I got my first, and then I got the ball for my 500th, and then 1,000th, and now 1,500th. So it's pretty cool."

Wright, 30, is already the franchise leader in hits, doubles, extra-base hits, runs scored, RBIs, strikeouts and walks. By the end of his eight-year contract, he should also lead the Mets in home runs, at-bats and plate appearances, among other statistical categories.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.