In acknowledgement of David Wright’s great New York Mets career,Foley’s NY Pub & Restaurant (18 West 33rd St.) Foley’s will rename itself Wright’s during the Mets’ final home stand of 2018 (Friday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Sept. 30).
Additionally, the popular pub will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sales of its “David Wright Sandwich” – a staple of Foley’s menu for the past decade – to the third baseman’s charitable foundation during the weekend.
“David Wright was one of the first Major League baseball players to ever visit us, and we developed a friendship over the years,” said Shaun Clancy, owner of Foley’s Wright’s, widely recognized as the top baseball bar in New York and one of the best in the country. “I wanted to do something to thank David for the joy he has brought Mets fans and baseball fans overall with the classy way he has played the game.”
Drafted by the Mets in 2001, Wright made his Major League debut on July 21, 2004, at Shea Stadium. During his career, the third-baseman has been a seven-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glove Award winner, two-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and a member of the 30–30 Club. In 2013, he was named the fourth captain in Mets. David Wright holds Mets franchise records for at bats (5,996), runs (946), hits (1,777), doubles (390), total bases (2,665), and RBI (970). With 235 career home runs, he trails only Darryl Strawberry in team history.