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With NL Rookie HR Record in Hand, More Awaits Pete Alonso - Metro US

With NL Rookie HR Record in Hand, More Awaits Pete Alonso

Pete Alonso. (Photo: Getty Images)
Pete Alonso. (Photo: Getty Images)
Pete Alonso continues to flat-out mash. 
 
The New York Mets’ big bopper hit the 40th home run of his rookie season on Sunday against the Kansas City Royals, etching his name in the major-league record books. 
 
The 24-year-old’s blast over the left-field wall at Kauffman Stadium broke the National League rookie record for home runs in a season, beating Los Angeles Dodgers star Cody Bellinger’s mark from 2017. 

With 58 games remaining in the season, Alonso has ample time to set a few more home-run records; which has made his 40 home runs that much more impressive considering it came in just 123 games. 
 
This kind of power is unprecedented in Mets lore, as 40-home-run hitters are the rarest kinds of hitters within the franchise’s record books. 
 
And at this rate, Alonso is going to reach heights never before seen in a Mets uniform:
 
Most home runs in a single season: Mets history
Todd Hundley  (1996)- 41 in 153 games
Carlos Beltran (2006)- 41 in 140 games
Mike Piazza (1999)- 40 in 141 games
Pete Alonso (2019)- 40 in 123 games
 
Most home runs: Rookies in MLB history
Aaron Judge (2017)- 52 in 155 games
Mark McGwire (1987)- 49 in 151 games
Pete Alonso (2019)- 40 in 123 games
 
Most home runs by a Met before age 25
Darryl Strawberry- 108 in 516 games
David Wright- 97 in 543 games
Ed Kranepool- 62 in 887 games
John Milner- 60 in 392 games
Ron Swoboda- 51 in 513 games
Michael Conforto- 48 in 274 games
Jose Reyes- 45 in 596 games
Gregg Jeffries- 42 in 465 games
Pete Alonso- 40 in 123 games

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