Latest Pete Alonso News

Mets' Alonso donates customized cleats to 9/11 museum

Oct. 1, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets slugger Pete Alonso visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Tuesday to donate the custom cleats and baseball bat honoring first responders that he used in a game on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Alonso presented the equipment to museum President...

After 2nd-half surge, improved Mets lament early mistakes

Sep. 30, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Long after the Mets' season finale had ended, Pete Alonso was still posing for photos with his fiancée near first base as children dashed by — a postgame promotion offering their own chance to circle the bags excitedly at Citi Field. You could certainly understand why Alonso,...

MLB finishes with 6,776 homers, 11% above previous record

Sep. 30, 2019 1:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major league batters finished with 6,776 home runs, shattering the previous record of 6,105 set two years ago. Dominic Smith hit the final long ball of the season, a three-run drive in the 11th inning Sunday off Atlanta's Grant Dayton that lifted the New York Mets over the NL East champion...

Braves limp into playoffs with 11-inning loss to Mets

Sep. 29, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been almost two decades since the Atlanta Braves advanced in the playoffs. After a sluggish conclusion to another rousing regular season, they're positive this year can be different. Mike Soroka recovered from a shaky start in his playoff tuneup, but the banged-up Braves limped into...

Alonso hits 53rd HR, sets rookie record as Mets blank Braves

Sep. 29, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso reached for a fastball on the outer part of the plate and sent it soaring just to the right of straightaway center field. He held the handle of his bat and slowly took eight short steps toward first base, his face expressionless, eyes fixed on the ball. He followed its path into...

Mets' Alonso hits HR No. 53, breaking Judge's rookie record

Sep. 28, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets slugger Pete Alonso hit his 53rd home run of the season Saturday night, breaking the rookie record Yankees star Aaron Judge set in 2017. Alonso launched a 93 mph fastball on a 1-2 count from Atlanta Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz just to the right of straightaway center field. The...

Mets' Alonso hits 52nd HR, ties rookie mark in win vs Braves

Sep. 28, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Polar Bear has his paws on a major league record. Pete Alonso hit his 52nd homer to match Aaron Judge's rookie mark in the New York Mets' 4-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night. He has two games left to claim the record outright. Alonso connected in the first inning against...

Rays beat Jays 6-2, back in playoffs for 1st time since 2013

Sep. 28, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2013, clinching an AL wild card berth with a 6-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night behind Tommy Pham's two-run homer and 4 1/3 hitless innings from Tyler Glasnow. Tampa Bay will play Oakland in the wild-card...

Mets' Alonso hits HR No. 52, tying Judge's rookie record

Sep. 27, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets slugger Pete Alonso hit his 52nd homer of the season, tying Yankees star Aaron Judge's total from 2017 for most by a rookie. Alonso lined an 0-1 fastball from Atlanta left-hander Dallas Keuchel narrowly over the wall in left field in the first inning Friday night. He hurried around the...

Judge 3-peats as top MLB jersey seller; Harper second

Sep. 27, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge had the top-selling jersey in Major League Baseball for the third consecutive season. The New York Yankees slugger beat out Bryce Harper, according to results released Friday by MLB. Judge maintained the top spot despite missing more than a third of the season. The 2017 AL...