How Tall Is Pete Alonso?
Pete Alonso is 1.9 m tall
Pete Alonso Mets Career
In 2019, Alonso was named the Mets’ Opening Day first baseman after making the team’s first roster.
His major league debut came on Opening Day, March 28, when he blasted his first major league home run off Washington Nationals pitcher Justin Miller.
Gary DiSarcina, Alonso’s third-base coach, first coined the nickname “Polar Bear” for Alonso’s power on March 30.
On April 1, against Miami Marlins pitcher Drew Steckenrider, he blasted his first major league home run.
Against the Minnesota Twins on April 9, Alonso hit a career-high three home runs in a single game for the first time.
With 11 extra-base hits in his first 10 MLB games, Alonso became the first player since 1900 to accomplish this feat.
There has never been a player with more than nine aces. It was Alonso’s first full month in the big leagues when he hit .292 with nine home runs, eight doubles, and one triple.
In April, he was named the National League Rookie of the Month.
Alonso’s nine home runs top all MLB rookies and are tied for the most by a Mets player before May 1 with Neil Walker (2016), John Buck (2013), Carlos Delgado (2006), and Dave Kingman (1976).
With his 26th home run on June 22, Alonso broke the National League rookie record for most home runs before the All-Star break, surpassing Cody Bellinger’s mark set in 2013.
The next day, with his 27th home run in his rookie season, he shattered the Mets rookie home run record set in 1983 by Darryl Strawberry.
Alonso was named an All-Star Game reserve. Also in June, he was named the National League Rookie of the Month.
Alonso hit his 30th home run before the All-Star break on July 7, becoming the second player in Mets history to accomplish this feat, behind only Dave Kingman (1976).
On July 8, Alonso became the second rookie, behind Aaron Judge, to win the 2019 MLB Home Run Derby by defeating Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 23–22 in the final round.
On his journey to the Derby championship game, Alonso knocked off Carlos Santana and Ronald Acua Jr. with a combined 57 home runs.