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September 29, 2019
A rookie season full of incredible moments was capped off perfectly on Saturday night when New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso launched his record-breaking 53rd home run of the season.
Alonso stepped to the plate in the third inning with all of Citi Field hoping it would witness history. Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz unleashed a fastball and Alonso turned it around to set the new MLB record for home runs in a rookie season. (READ MORE) by Matt Johnson | Sportsnaut
Pete Alonso thrust his arms into the air as the ball descended toward the fans seated beyond the fence in right-center at Citi Field.
With an uppercut swing in Saturday night’s third inning, the Mets slugger stood alone as the all-time leader in homers for a rookie. Homer No. 53 moved Alonso ahead of Aaron Judge for the record. (READ MORE) by Mike Puma | New York Post
After Pete Alonso hit his 52nd home run of the season to tie with Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge’s major league record for most homers by a rookie on Friday, Alonso stood at his locker and considered his place in baseball history.
“I think of old-timey guys like Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds,” he said. “To think as a rookie I hit more homers than everyone except for one guy, it’s nuts. It’s crazy.” (READ MORE) by Kevin Armstrong | New York Times