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Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Wright Passes Kranepool, but Ed’s Still the Real Mr. Met

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David Wright had a monumental few days this week. On Tuesday he got his 1,000 hit, and yesterday he passed Ed Kranepool to become the all-time franchise leader in doubles with 226. Wright is recognized as the face of the franchise today (sorry, Gary Matthews Jr.), but Kranepool has been the real Mr. Met for as long as the team has existed. Where are all the Ed Kranepool retrospectives and celebrations this week? He may not have been the greatest player in baseball history or even on his own team or even on his own team at his own position, but there’s just something about the big lug that we all love. He has an indefinable quality – maybe he just epitomizes the Mets’ underdog history better than any other player. But what do we really know about him besides the fact that he’s a Met legend and holds many, many franchise records? For the kids out there (I’m always thinking of the kids), here are some …

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