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WATCH: Mets’ Pete Alonso launches rookie record-breaking 53rd HR

Matt Johnson
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A rookie season full of incredible moments was capped off perfectly on Saturday night when New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso launched his record-breaking 53rd home run of the season.

Alonso stepped to the plate in the third inning with all of Citi Field hoping it would witness history. Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz unleashed a fastball and Alonso turned it around to set the new MLB record for home runs in a rookie season.

Alonso’s historic blast pushed him past New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge’s historic mark set in 2017 when he hit 52 home runs.

We truly are in an era of power that we haven’t seen in years and Alonso’s achievement adds to an incredible year. Now with the record out of the way, he’ll have a shot to increase his record mark in the final two games.