Who Is Pete Alonso?
Peter Morgan Alonso, better known by his nickname “Polar Bear,” is a Major League Baseball first baseman for the New York Mets.
During the 2019 season, he made his Major League Baseball debut and set a new record for most home runs by a rookie with 53.
He was also the first Mets player to smash 50 or more home runs in a season, breaking the club’s single-season home run record.
In Tampa, Florida, Alonso was born to Michelle. Alex, his younger brother, is a Queens University of Charlotte lacrosse player.
During the Spanish Civil War, their paternal grandpa, Peter Conrad Alonso, fled to Queens, New York, but subsequently settled in Lancaster, Ohio, with his wife, Anna, and sister.
For his first two years of high school, Alonso attended Jesuit High School in Tampa, before transferring to Henry B. Plant High School in Tampa to complete his education.
As a freshman, he participated in lacrosse and football before deciding to pursue baseball full-time. He started at third base for the baseball club.
He attended the University of Florida and was a first baseman for the Florida Gators. In his first year, he was named All-SEC.
He pitched for the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League in 2014 and the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2015.
He hit .374/.469/.659 in 58 games as a junior in 2016, with 14 home runs and 60 RBIs. He played in the College World Series for Florida in 2015 and 2016.
How Old Is Pete Alonso?
Pete Alonso is 27 years old. He was born on December 7, 1994