Mets Alonso First Rookie To Set Team HR Mark Since '38

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso, the odds-on favorite to win National League Rookie of the Year, reached another milestone last night, setting the single-season franchise record by hitting his 42nd home run.

And when the 24-year-old did so, he accomplished something that hadn’t been done since 57-years before he was even born.

Because that 41st home run set the team record for homers of 41 previously set by Todd Hundley in 1996 and matched by Carlos Beltran in 2006—and made him the first rookie to set the franchise mark for his team since Pittsburgh’s Johnny Rizzo did it in 1938.

Source: ESPN

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