For Pete’s Sake: Pete Alonso Swinging for Home Run Records


They have been called Amazin’ and miraculous, not so much the Mashing Mets though. In this, their 58th big-league campaign, the franchise’s single-season home run record is just 41. Only the Royals’ mark is less. Rookie sensation Pete Alonso is changing that reputation in record time while setting some of his own records along the way. A week before being named a National League All-Star, the first baseman crushed his 27th longball of the year some 454 feet, opposite field no less, which broke the team rookie mark set by Darryl Strawberry in 1983. Not often, if ever, are full-season…

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