|Name||Pete Morgan Alonso, a.k.a, Pete Alonso|
|Birth Date||7 December 1994|
|Birth Place||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Profession||Professional Baseball Player|
|Team||New York Mets|
|Net Worth||$7.4 million|
|Last Updated||April 2022|
Pete Morgan Alonso is a professional American first baseman for the New York Mets of the Major League Baseball. Nicknamed the polar bear, he made his debut during the 2019 MLB season and broke the major league record for the most home runs by a rookie. Alonso also became the only Mets player to hit 50 or more home runs in a season, setting the Mets single-season home run record in the process.
Earlier in his years, he played lacrosse and football as a freshman before he took up baseball. He played for the Florida Gators during his college years as a first baseman. In his freshman years, he was named All-Southeastern Conference. In 2015, Alonso played for the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League. He also completed for Florida in the 2015 and 2016 College World Series. Currently, he is carrying a net worth of $7.4 million in 2022.
Pete Alonso Net Worth (2022)
In 2022, Pete Alonso has a net worth of approximately $7,400,000 million. He signed a 1-year $7,400,000 million contract with the New York Mets with $7.4 million guaranteed, carrying an average annual salary of $7.4 million. As reported by sportrac.com, Pete earns a base salary of $7,400,000 million while carrying a total salary of $7,400,000 million. Apart from his professional plays, he also has the monetary cushioning from his endorsements of big brands and commercials.
Pete Alonso MLB Career
During the 2016 MLB Entry Draft, the New York Mets selected Pete Alonso in the 2nd round as the 64th overall and signed with the Mets a deal worth $909,200. He was named to participate in the 2016 MLB All-Star Game. Later in 2018, he represented the Mets in the All-Star Futures Game. In 132 games between the Binghamton and Las Vegas, he took 36 home runs and 119 RBIs, winning the Joe Bauman Home Run Award.
On March 30, third-baseman coach Gary DiSarcina gave Alonso the nickname ‘Polar Bear’ for his power plays. Pete Alonso hit his first major league home run on 1st April off of Drew Steckenrider of the Miami Marlins. He had his first career multi-home run against the Minnesota Twins on April 9th, 2019. He became the first player in MLB history since 1900 with 11 extra-base hits in his first 10 career games.
On July 8th, 2019, Alonso won the 2019 MLB Home Run Derby, defeating Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. by 23-22 in the final round. On September 3, 2020, he had his first career walk-off home run. He won his second straight Home Run Derby after defeating Baltimore Orioles’ first baseman Trey Mancini 23-22 in the final round on July 12, 2021. That year on September 7th Pete Alonso hit his 100th career home run. And in 2022, on April 9th he hit his first career grand slam during a game against the Washington Nationals.
Pete Alonso Endorsements
On March 22, 2022, Pete Alonso signed a $7.4 million contract with the New York Mets for 1-year to avoid salary arbitration. Aside from this, Alonso holds a net worth of $7.4 million as of now. He also appeared in the starring of the luxurious new BMW model with three more MLB players, Tim Anderson, Walker Buehler, and Ozzie Albies. Other than that, he also signed an exclusive deal with Fanatics in 2019.
Pete Alonso Wife
Pete Alonso married Haley Alonso in November 2021, after their engagement announcement in 2018. The couple started dating back in 2015 during their college years. Haley is a former champion figure skater and an intern at the NBC news. Currently, she is working as a lifestyle blogger. Both Pete and Haley run a nonprofit organization, Homers for Heroes, which is to highlight and acknowledges the work of unsung heroes of our society.
Q. Why was Pete Alonso nicknamed the “Polar Bear”?
Pete Alonso was nicknamed the “Polar Bear” because of his power plays on the baseball field.
Q. Does Pete Alonso have a child?
No. There is no news of him being a father till now.
Q. How many home runs did Pete Alonso make?
Till now he has made multiple seasons of 30 or more home runs, the first player to accomplish this feat in his first three seasons. Pete Alonso hit an AL/NL record of 53 homers in 2019.
Q. Is Pete Alonso already married?
Yes. He has married the beautiful and stunning Haley.