Former Florida Gators slugger Pete Alonso will compete in his fourth Home Run Derby as part of the 2023 MLB All-Star Game on July 10th.
Alonso made the announcement during a live interview as his New York Mets were facing San Francisco on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.
“You can count me in, guys,” Alonso told the broadcast team during the telecast. Earlier in the day, it was revealed that Alonso was named an All-Star for the third time in his career.
In 2019, Alonso became just the second rookie to win the Home Run Derby (Aaron Judge, 2017). He also won in 2021 but stumbled and lost in the second round to Seattle slugger Julio Rodriguez last year.
The former Gators first baseman has hit 25 homers and driven in 58 runs in 76 games with the Mets this season. He is just 29 homers from 200 in his career and 62 RBI from reaching 500 for his MLB career.
Alonso was drafted by the Mets in the second round of the MLB Draft out of the University of Florida.