Pete Alonso

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    The Amazin’ first baseman launched his 27th home run of the season to center field in the fourth inning of Sunday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. The 454 ft. solo shot, of off Cole Hamels, broke the team’s rookie home run record held by Darryl Strawberry since 1983.

    It took just 77 games for Alonso to etch himself in Mets’ lore.

    the 24-year-old on Saturday also broke Cody Bellinger’s NL rookie record (2017) for dingers before the All-Star break; the MLB record belongs to Mark McGwire, who crushed 33 home runs in 1987. The Mets have 12 games left before the break.

    Then there is Aaron Judge’s 52 home runs during his 2017 rookie season, which stands as another mark within Alonso’s reach. Alonso is on pace for 56 home runs — which would also surpass the Mets’ single-season record of 41, held by Todd Hundley (1996) and Carlos Beltran (2006).

    https://nypost.com/2019/06/23/pete-alonso-crushes-mets-rookie-home-run-record-in-style/
     

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