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Mets’ Wright Says He Was Lucky To Learn From Jeter

With Legend's Retirement, Amazin 3B Will Become Face Of New York City Baseball
David Wright and Derek Jeter in 2009. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

David Wright and Derek Jeter in 2009. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Call it a passing of the torch, of sorts.

In 2015, there will only be one captain on the New York baseball scene: Mets third baseman David Wright.

After learning of Derek Jeter’s decision to retire after the upcoming season, Wright said in a statement Wednesday that he was “fortunate as a young player in this town” to watch how the Yankees’ captain behaved both on and off the field.


“I had the privilege to call Derek a teammate during the World Baseball Classic and got to see firsthand how to lead by example,” Wright said. “I’ve always been a big Derek Jeter fan for what he has done on the baseball field. I became an even bigger fan after getting to know Derek and learning there is more to this game than what goes on between the lines.”


Wright and Jeter will have a chance to exchange well-wishes when the Mets take on the Yankees in mid-May, and again if they both make the All-Star Game in Minnesota.

“Excluding the Subway Series, I wish him all the best in his final season,” Wright said.

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