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SportMets' Pete Alonso organized custom cleats effort to commemorate 9/11

05:35  12 september  2019
05:35  12 september  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Pete Alonso reflects on breaking Mets' single-season home run record

Pete Alonso reflects on breaking Mets' single-season home run record "When I found out I made the team, I just wanted to make the biggest impact as possible because I wanted to stay up here," Alonso said.

11 , 2001, by wearing custom patriotic cleats during the team’s season opener against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, the 15th anniversary All NFL players will wear a league-approved helmet sticker to commemorate the anniversary of Sept. 11 . Titans linebacker Avery Williamson planned to wear

Waiting to commemorate 9 / 11 . Countless memorials are being written to note the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001, and I have little to add to them. I dislike the 9 / 11 memorial ceremonies that crop up every year. So much of it seems to be sentimental pabulum from those who make a living by

New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso is on another level.

Mets' Pete Alonso organized custom cleats effort to commemorate 9/11© Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Not only is Alonso the National League record holder for most home runs by a rookie in a season, but the slugger has also shown tremendous leadership and awareness.

Alonso organized an effort for his team to wear custom cleats for their game on 9/11 to commemorate the tragic day. His effort included getting all of his teammates’ cleat sizes. He also paid for them, according to Tim Healey.

The cleats depict images of the American flag, plus the Sept. 11, 2001 date, the words: “We will never forget”. The cleats also have NYPD/FDNY/EMT lettering to honor the first responders.

You may not think much of a professional athlete paying for it out of his pocket, but Alonso earns $555,000 as a rookie — not the millions players of his caliber receive — making this gesture even more impressive. Between this and the celebration trend he started with the team, Alonso is a real leader.

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Mets' Pete Alonso organized custom cleats effort to commemorate 9/11
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Alonso wins race to 50 homers with 437-foot blast .
What more is there to say about Pete Alonso? Breaking the New York Mets' single-season home run record seemed like a breeze, as the Polar Bear is now on a quest for MLB's home run crown for 2019 -- not to mention Aaron Judge's rookie record of 52. Well, the Amazins' big bopper inched closer to both feats on Friday night when he tattooed dinger No. 50 of his rookie campaign with a 437-foot bomb to DEEP right center field against the Reds.

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