Pete Alonso Steals The Show In Historic 2019 MLB Home Run DerbyPosted: Updated:
Cleveland, AP - Mets Rookie Pete Alonso stole the show in a 2019 Home Run Derby for the ages. Pete Alonso took one final swing and flipped his bat high in the air, another walk-off crowned him the All-Star Home Run Derby champion.
The slugger outlasted a worn-down Vladimir Guerrero Jr in the final round, 23-22 to win $1m, a sum nearly double his 2019 salary.
Alonso’s 57 home runs were the third-highest total of the night behind Vlad Guerrero Jr.’s 91 and Joc Pederson’s 60, but it was all about timing — not total — as he edged out each of his three head-to-head opponents by one home run apiece.
The first baseman said he plans to donate five percent of his prize to the Wounded Warrior Project along with five percent to Tunnel to Towers, an organization benefiting first responders.