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#GatorMade: Pete Alonso launches homer No. 40 to set NL record

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Former Gators slugger Pete Alonso is slugging his way through the National League record books as a MLB rookie.

On Sunday, the Mets first baseman crushed his 40th homer of the season. The dinger represented the NL rookie record for homers.

Alonso is hitting .271 after going 3-4 in New York’s 11-5 rout over Kansas City on Sunday.

The 2017 second round pick has a stat line of: .271 average, 40 HR, 95 RBI, and 76 runs scored in 123 games this season.

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