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Sport Pete Alonso breaks MLB single-season rookie record for home runs

04:10  29 september  2019
04:10  29 september  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Alonso hits 49th HR, helps Mets rally in 9th to beat Rockies

Alonso hits 49th HR, helps Mets rally in 9th to beat Rockies Pete Alonso hit his major league-leading 49th homer to tie the record for most by a rookie, then drew a bases-loaded walk during a four-run rally in the ninth inning that sent the New York Mets over the Colorado Rockies 7-4 Wednesday. The Mets began the day tied with Philadelphia, four games behind the Cubs and Milwaukee for the second NL wild-card spot. Alonso hit a long solo home run to left field in the sixth. He matched the rookie mark set by Mark McGwire for Oakland in 1987. Jeff McNeil also went deep for the Mets, who set a franchise record with 225 home runs this season.

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The Polar Bear stands alone.

New York Mets Pete Alonso reacts after hitting hits his 53rd home run of the season during the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)© AP New York Mets Pete Alonso reacts after hitting hits his 53rd home run of the season during the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

The New York Mets' Pete Alonso hit his 53rd home run Saturday to set the rookie record for homers in a season.

The blast off the Atlanta Braves' Mike Foltynewicz in the third inning broke a tie with the Yankees' Aaron Judge, who hit 52 homers in 2017.

"I can’t think of a happier time in my life playing baseball," Alonso said Friday after hitting No. 52. "That’s what dreams, for me, are made of."

Alonso wins race to 50 homers with 437-foot blast

  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.

The Twins broke the single - season home run record for any franchise when they hit their 268th Pete Alonso and Jorge Soler have already set their teams’ single - season individual records for In the process, he also set the National League rookie record , previously held by Cody Bellinger, who

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The 24-year-old, drafted by the Mets out of the University of Florida in the second round in 2016, is the clear favorite to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award.

“To think that, as a rookie, I hit more homers than everyone, except for one guy, it’s nuts," Alonso said after Friday's game. "It's crazy."

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This article originally appeared on North Jersey Record: Pete Alonso breaks MLB single-season rookie record for home runs

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