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.
Pete Alonso becomes the first NL rookie in MLB history, to hit 40 home runs … and this one was crushed ❄️🐻
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 18, 2019
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.