Alonso Ties Mets' Single-Season Home Run Record

Ryan Chatelain
August 24, 2019 - 10:36 pm

Pete Alonso has joined Carlos Beltran and Todd Hundley in the Mets' record book.

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The rookie slugger blasted his 41st homer Saturday night, tying the team's single-season home run record. Hundley set the record in 1996, and that total was matched by Beltran in 2006. 

With 33 games still to play, it's a virtual certainty that Alonso will soon own the record by himself.

Alonso's latest round-tripper, a three-run homer to center field that gave the Mets a 5-4 lead, came off Atlanta's Max Fried in the fifth inning. The Braves, however, came back to win 9-5.

On Sunday, Alonso set a new National League rookie record with his 40th home run, surpassing the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, who homered 39 times in 2017. The major league rookie home run record is held by the Yankees' Aaron Judge, who hit 52 in 2017.

Alonso has brought more than just power to the Mets' lineup this season. He's batting .266 with a .369 on-base percentage, .962 OPS and 100 RBIs.

Alonso was named an All-Star this season and won the Home Run Derby.

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