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Breaking Angles: Pete Alonso Wins National League Rookie of the Year!

New York Mets First Baseman Pete Alonso has won the 2019 Rookie of the Year Award. Alonso is the second Met to win the award in the last decade.

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Breaking Angles: Pete Alonso Wins National League Rookie of the Year!

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Pete Alonso has brought two things to Queens this season. First, is the Rookie Home Run Record, as Pistol Pete bashed 53 longballs this season. Secondly, Pete Alonso becomes the 2nd New York Mets to win the National League Rookie of the Year in the last decade.

Pete Alonso kicked the door down in April after the Mets made the right decision of putting him on the Opening Day roster. Smashing an incredible .292/.382/.642, with a 1.006 OPS, the Mets seemed to have found the home run hitter of the future on their doorstep.

While the Mets continued to disappoint throughout the season, the Flushing Faithful were given something to cheer for on a nightly basis. As the Mets fell from the wild card race, Pete Alonso found himself with 42 home runs and the chance to take a record from the Bronx.

With Aaron Judge‘s Rookie Record 52 Home Run’s looming in the distance, Alonso got to work.

In true Mets fashion, waiting until the second to last game, Pete Alonso broke Judge’s record, by sending an absolute moonshot to dead center field. In (another) season of broken promises and shattered dreams, Pete Alonso gave Mets fans something to cheer about, something to be proud about, and something to lord over Yankee fans for years to come.

Pete Alonso is the most prolific Rookie home run hitter to ever live as of right now. And besides having his name in the record books, he’ll get some hardware to show off as well.

In a season filled with highs and lows, the New York Mets found their newest hero, and he brought the loudest, most powerful bat.

And Mets fans needed that in a big way. With all the hype surrounding this team and their offseason moves, the Mets were a massive disappointment. But this makes up for it a little bit.

So here’s to you, Pete. Congratulations!

Justin Colombo is a 2017 Broadway Show Softball League All-Star at 3B/SS. He's essentially the Manny Machado of the Kinky Boots team. Justin has been writing about Baseball since he was a little kid. Now that being an actor in NYC has given him a lot of free time, in 2015 he decided to take his passion public and founded Three Up, Three Down as a way to express his love for the game. From there, Three Up, Three Down grew from a hobby to an obsession. After years of growth and one insult from MLB's Historian, Justin launched The Turf, a way to expand into all areas of the sporting world. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter. LET'S. GO. METS.

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