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David Wright mentions Binghamton in recently released memoir

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(WBNG) - Last week David Wright's memoir, "The Captain," hit shelves. The book was written by Wright and Mets beat writer, Anthony DiComo.

DiComo has been covering the Mets since 2007. He said the book has been in the works for the past few years.

"If you would have told me that certainly the best position player I've ever covered in my career would have the trust me in to write his memoir, it would blow me over," said DiComo.

DiComo said Wright had two goals when they sat down to put the memoir together.

"One of them was to have a time capsule for his family," said DiComo.

The second was goal was to highlight the adversity he faced playing his final seasons.

"If one person can read this book and get a new better understanding of the value of hard work and the value of perseverance, then that's a good thing," said DiComo.

The book takes a look at the beginning of Wright's professional career and his days playing for the Binghamton Mets.

"He had a couple of very influential minor league coaches when he was in Binghamton," said DiComo. "He went up the ladder with these minor league coaches."

DiComo said the book details how Binghamton was the place in Wright's minor league journey that put him on the map.

"Binghamton was the point in David's career where he put it all together," said Wright. "He just had a massively good season there and all of a sudden it was, 'when is this guy going to come up to the big leagues?'"

In a book that takes readers through Wright's early days growing up in Virginia, to Binghamton and finally his time in Queens, DiComo thinks the book will give fans an even greater appreciation for Wright.

Jacob Seus

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