10 Things You May Not Know Pete Alonso

Pete Alonso was born on December 7, 1994, in Tampa, Florida.

Pete Alonso is often referred to by his nickname, "Polar Bear."  

Alonso made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut on March 28, 2019, playing for the New York Mets.  

In his rookie season in 2019, Alonso set the MLB rookie record for most home runs in a season.  

Alonso won the MLB Home Run Derby in 2019, showcasing his impressive power by hitting a total of 57 home runs throughout the competition. 

He pledged a portion of his winnings from the 2019 Home Run Derby to support various charities, including the Wounded Warrior Project and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation 

Alonso has Italian heritage on his mother's side. He played for Team Italy in the 2019 European Baseball Championship and helped the team secure a spot in the 2020 Summer Olympics. 

While Alonso is best known for his home run-hitting prowess, he also possesses strong offensive skills. 

Alonso is known for his dedication to mental skills training. He has spoken openly about working with sports psychologists to improve his mental approach to the game 

Alonso is admired for his interactions with fans. He is often seen signing autographs, taking photos, and engaging with supporters before and after games 

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