Pete Alonso, often known by his nickname “Polar Bear,” is an American professional baseball first baseman who currently plays for the New York Mets in Major League Baseball’s National League East division (MLB). He is well-known for his competitive nature, which can be witnessed throughout matches.
Peter Alonso was born on the 7th of December in the year 1994. Alonso’s parents, Michelle and Peter Matthew Alonso were married in Tampa, Florida when he was born. Alonso has one younger brother, Alex Alonso, who is a lacrosse player for the Queen’s University of Charlotte. During the Spanish Civil War, their paternal grandfather, Peter Conrad Alonso, escaped his homeland of Barcelona and lived in Queens, New York. Alonso attended Jesuit High School in Tampa for two years before transferring to Henry B. Plant High School. He played lacrosse and football as a freshman before focusing on baseball.
In his junior and senior years, he played third base. Then he went to the University of Florida, where he played first base for the Florida Gators baseball team. During his first year at Auburn, he was named to the SEC All-Rookie Team. He played collegiate summer baseball with the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League in 2014 and the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2015. In 58 games, he hit.374 (.469/.659) with 14 home runs and 60 RBIs. In 2015 and 2016, he represented Florida in the College World Series.
Pete Alonso Career
Alonso was drafted by the New York Mets in the second round of the 2016 MLB draught. In thirty games with the Brooklyn Cyclones of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League, he hit.322 with five home runs and 21 RBIs. He was selected for the league’s All-Star Game. His 2017 season began with the St. Lucie Mets of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League, where he batted.286 with 16 home runs and 58 RBIs in 82 games. After tying Aaron Judge for the most home runs by a rookie in MLB history on September 27, Alonso hit his 53rd the next day to break Judge’s record.
Alonso batted.231/.326/.490 with 16 home runs and 35 RBIs in the 2020 season shortened by COVID-19. On September 3, 2020, he hit his first career walk-off home run. Alonso batted.250/.328/.478 with 17 home runs and 49 RBIs in 77 Mets games in 2021. On July 12, Alonso defeated Baltimore Orioles’ first baseman and cancer survivor Trey Mancini 23–22 to win his second consecutive Home Run Derby. Alonso became the third player in MLB history to win back-to-back Home Run Derbys, joining Ken Griffey Jr., Prince Fielder, and Yoenis Céspedes.
Pete’s primary social media platform is Instagram, where he has 269k followers and three followings. He has made nine photos in total, the majority of which feature him dressed as a polar bear.
Pete Alonso Biography
|Real Name||Peter Morgan Alonso|
|Birth Date||December 7, 1994|
|Age (as of 2021)||26 Years|
|Birth Place||Tampa, Florida, USA|
|Profession||Professional Baseball Player|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 3” – in Centimeters – 191 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 111 kg – in Pounds – 245 lbs|
|Runs Battled In||204|
|Shoe Size||11 (U.S.)|
|Father||Peter Matthew Alonso|
|School||Jesuit High School, Henry B. Plant High School|
|College||University of Florida|
|Marital Status||In Relation|
|Who is his girlfriend?||Hayley Walsh|
Alonso is currently in a relationship with the stunning Hayley Walsh, who works as a lifestyle blogger for the website. Since 2015, they have been in a relationship. She recently graduated from Michigan State University, where she majored in Journalism and Political Science, among other things. A former competitive figure skater, Haley worked as an intern for NBC News in Boston before moving on to other endeavors.
Pete Alonso Net Worth
In addition to his immense passion for baseball, he has amassed a total net worth of $2.46 million dollars, which is solely derived from that passion. Pete was awarded a 17.5 percent raise for being the most effective player in the Mets’ 2019 season; he received $652,521.
- On November 11, Alonso was named the National League Rookie of the Year after garnering 29 of the 30 first-place votes cast in the competition.
- On December 10, Alonso was picked to the first team of the inaugural Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
- He became the first Mets player in history to hit 50 or more home runs in a season, and in the process, he established the Mets’ single-season home run record.
- As a result, Alonso has been named as a reserve for the 2019 All-Star Game.
- Since Johnny Rizzo did it for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1938, he is the first rookie to establish his team’s single-season home run record.
- He is also the first rookie to hit more than 100 home runs in a season.