Latest Pete Alonso News

Mets' Alonso, Astros' Álvarez named Rookies of the Year

Nov. 11, 2019 10:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Young sluggers known for their prodigious power, Pete Alonso and Yordan Álvarez knocked the Rookie of the Year voting out of the park. In a rarity for the major league home run leader, Alonso didn't land the biggest blow. Alonso, a star first baseman with the New York Mets, got 29 of...

AP NewsAlert

Nov. 11, 2019 6:49 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Major league home run leader Pete Alonso of the New York Mets wins NL Rookie of the Year award.

Alonso, Álvarez honored as top rookies by Baseball Digest

Nov. 7, 2019 8:24 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets first baseman Pete Alonso and Houston Astros slugger Yordan Álvarez have been picked as this year's top rookies by Baseball Digest. Alonso was a unanimous choice in the National League, and Álvarez received six of seven first-place votes to take the AL honor. The other one...

Strasburg, Soto share postseason MVP from New York writers

Nov. 6, 2019 3:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg and Nationals outfielder Juan Soto have been selected as joint winners of the Babe Ruth award as postseason MVP in voting by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. They will be honored at the chapter's 97th annual dinner on...

Trout, Bregman, Semien AL MVP award finalists

Nov. 4, 2019 8:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, Houston third baseman Alex Bregman and Oakland shortstop Marcus Semien are finalists for the AL MVP award. Trout is seeking his third MVP after winning in 2014 and '16. He finished second in 2012, '13, '15 and '18. Washington third baseman Anthony...

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...