Jul 13, 2021

Pete Alonso Wins Second Straight HR Derby (2021)

 Monday July 12th 2021: On the eve of the 2021 All Star Game at Coors Field in Colorado, Pete Alonso went to bat with Mets coach Dave Jauss in the HR Derby Competition. 

Alonso & the other sluggers took advantage of the thin Denver air hitting HRs to the delight ofthe fans. 

For New York Met, Pete Alonso, he
won his second HR Derby, beating out the Baltimore Orioles, Trey Mancini, in the final round. In the three round event, Alonso first beat out The Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez & then The Washington Nats' Juan Soto, before finishing off Mancini. 

In the final round, Alonso was ten HRs down, with 36 seconds left on the clock, when he took a deep breathe & stepped back in the box, quickly blasting five HRs in that time & then another six HRs, in bonus time to take the crown.

Quotes- Pete Alonso: "I think I'm the best power hitter on the planet. Being able to showcase that, and really putting on a fun display for fans, I just think it's a dream come true for me because when I was young, my parents let me stay up past my bedtime to watch this. That was one of the few nights per year I actually got to stay up past my bedtime, just watch incredible feats that you don't see in a regular baseball game.

At age 26, Alonso joins Yoenis Cespedes, Ken Griffey Jr. & Prince Fielder as multiple HR Derby winners.

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