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Mets, Pete Alonso Named NL Rookie Of The Month

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New York - Former Rumble Pony Pete Alonso had a monster first month in the majors with the New York Mets. A month that certainly didn't go unnoticed, the twenty-four year old was named National League Rookie of the Month Thursday. The rookie finished the month with nine home runs, which tied the franchise record of the most homers before May 1.

Alonso's 26 RBIs by the end of April were the third-most in MLB history for a rookie.

Alonso is the fourth Met to win a Rookie of the Month Award and the first since Steven Matz in May of 2016. 

  Alonso posted .292/.382/.642 with a 1.024 OPS in his first month in the big leagues. He crushed nine homers and knocked in 31 hits with 26 RBI, eight doubles, a triple, 14 walks and 20 runs scored over his first 29 games.