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Road to Rookie of the Year, Part II: College

Road to Rookie of the Year, Part II: College

Pete Alonso | Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports An in-depth look at Pete Alonso’s rise to being selected 2019 National League Rookie of the Year. Located in Gainesville, the University of Florida is just two hours north of Tampa, a straight run up I-275. Though “culturally country”, a term coined by his little brother, Alex, the move to the University of Florida campus was not a jarring experience for Pete. While an avid outdoorsman with a love of hunting and fishing, among other pursuits, Tampa is a metropolitan area home to roughly 400,000 people of different and diverse...
Amazin Avenue Nov 12, 2019
53 by the Numbers

53 by the Numbers

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The ins and outs of Pete Alonso’s monster rookie season Every Rookie of the Year has a story to tell. Pete Alonso has 53... Alonso hit 53 home runs in 2019, tied for 27th most in MLB history The average distance was 414 feet, which is 6 feet further than Citi Field’s deepest pocket Added together, Alonso’s home runs traveled 4.15 miles, as far from Citi Field as the Throgs Neck Bridge or the Astoria beer garden Alonso’s longest home run was 474 feet, or 1.32 football fields Alonso’s 27 home runs hit at Citi Field are the most ever hit by a Met at...
Amazin Avenue Nov 12, 2019
From Complex to Queens: Pete Alonso, Rookie of the Year

From Complex to Queens: Pete Alonso, Rookie of the Year

He did it, folks. Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast from Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. First, celebrating the original charter of Rutgers University, Steve and Sons-of-New-Jersey Lukas and Ken discuss the greatest baseball alumni the university has produced in Promote, Extend, Trade. After, the team celebrates the amateur and minor league career of 2019 National League Rookie of the Year, Pete Alonso. Did you know that Pete began his baseball career at the age of three? That the University of Florida baseball program needed to be talked into...
Amazin Avenue Nov 12, 2019
Mets Morning News for November 12, 2019

Mets Morning News for November 12, 2019

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Following an historic rookie campaign, Pete Alonso was named National League Rookie of the Year last night after receiving 29 out of a possible 30 first place votes. He become the second position player in franchise history to take home the award, joining Darryl Strawberry, who won in 1983. The one person who did not choose Alonso asked Mets fans to not hate him for his vote, and argued his reasoning for the decision. (Paywall alert) Ken Davidoff shared his reason for...
Call to the Pen Nov 12, 2019

New York Mets: Pete Alonso’s 2019 RoY campaign made home runs fun again

The New York Mets first baseman capped off an incredible first season in the big leagues, taking home the 2019 National League Rookie of the Year award on Monday. In a season that saw the home run ball evolve from what was still a somewhat dramatic event into such a bountiful occurrence, causing grumblings from […] New York Mets: Pete Alonso’s 2019 RoY campaign made home runs fun again - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rising Apple Nov 12, 2019

Mets slugger Pete Alonso wins Rookie of the Year with a veteran’s mindset

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso is officially the 2019 National League Rookie of the Year winner. The accomplishment comes in a year where he showed a veteran presence on and off the field. It’s official New York Mets fans. Pete Alonso is the 2019 National League Rookie of the Year winner. The no-doubt […] Mets slugger Pete Alonso wins Rookie of the Year with a veteran’s mindset - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Nov 12, 2019
The Daily Chop: Alonso wins Rookie of the Year over Soroka

The Daily Chop: Alonso wins Rookie of the Year over Soroka

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via The Braves will not capture back-to-back Rookie of the Year awards. The National League Rookie of the Year Award was presented on Monday, with Pete Alonso taking home the honor in a landslide victory. After belting 53 home runs this season, the Mets first baseman received a first-place vote on 29 of 30 ballots, with Mike Soroka receiving the other. The Braves witnessed first-hand the talents of Alonso as the young slugger batted .329/.430/.685 with seven homers against Atlanta in 2019. He hit one of the longest homers of the season at SunTrust Park...
Amazin Avenue Nov 12, 2019
Road to Rookie of the Year, Part I: Early Years

Road to Rookie of the Year, Part I: Early Years

Pete Alonso | Chris McShane An in-depth look at Pete Alonso’s rise to being selected 2019 National League Rookie of the Year. On December 7, 1994, Michelle and Peter Matthew Alonso welcomed a healthy baby boy into the world. Given the middle name “Morgan”, the baby boy would carry the same name as his father, and his father’s father. Peter Conrad Alonso, the patriarch of the family, was born in Barcelona and emigrated to the United States in the 1930s, fleeing from the chaos leading up to the Spanish Civil War. He settled in Queens, and as is the case with hundreds of thousands...
New York Post Nov 11, 2019
Mets facing daunting Pete Alonso task they must complete

Mets facing daunting Pete Alonso task they must complete

This is only the start for the Polar Bear Express. Now it is up to the Mets to keep this Amazin’ Pete Alonso train rolling. Alonso was named the NL Rookie of the Year on Monday night by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, becoming only the second Mets position player to win the honor....
SNY TV Nov 11, 2019

Mets' Pete Alonso on goals moving forward: 'I want to help the New York Mets win a World Series'

Just moments after being named the NL Rookie of the Year, Mets first baseman Pete Alonso joined SNY's Baseball Night in New York to talk about his historic first season as big leaguer.
Lone Star Ball Nov 11, 2019
Alvarez, Alonso win Rookie of the Year Awards

Alvarez, Alonso win Rookie of the Year Awards

Peter G. Aiken Yordan Alvarez and Peter Alonso are the winners of this years ROY awards Yordan Alvarez and Peter Alonso are the winners of the 2019 Rookie of the Year Award for the American League and the National League, respectively. Alvarez, a Houston Astro DH, put up a 1067 OPS in 369 plate appearances after a mid season call-up, and was the unanimous ROY pick. Orioles starting pitcher John Means finished second, followed by Brandon Lowe of the Rays in third and Eloy Jimenez of the ChiSox in fourth. Four other players also received votes. Alonso, the Mets first baseman, received 29...
New York Post Nov 11, 2019

Writer begs for Mets fans’ forgiveness after Pete Alonso award snub

Another year, another Met coming up just one vote shy of winning an MLB award unanimously. The Athletic’s Andrew Baggarly defended his decision not to vote Pete Alonso for NL Rookie of the Year, instead opting for Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Soroka, who finished second ahead of Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. Houston Astros first...
SNY TV Nov 11, 2019

Takeaways from Mets' Brodie Van Wagenen at GM meetings, including latest on Zack Wheeler, where team will look to add in offseason

Moments after Mets first baseman Pete Alonso took home the National League Rookie of the Year Award, New York general manager Brodie Van Wagenen spoke at the MLB GM meetings.
SNY TV Nov 11, 2019

WATCH: Pete Alonso reacts to winning NL Rookie of the Year

Pete Alonso was surrounded by family and friends as he learned he was named the National League Rookie of the Year from his parents house in Tampa, Fla. Take a look and watch the celebration as Alonso learned he was the sixth Met in franchise history to win the award.
SNY TV Nov 11, 2019

WATCH: Mets teammates congratulate Pete Alonso on winning NL Rookie of the Year

After Pete Alonso was named National League Rookie of the Year on Monday, the congratulations from Mets teammates poured in.

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