Video: Mets' Pete Alonso Ties NL Rookie HR Record with 451-Foot Blast vs. Braves

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 16, 2019

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 15: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets rounds third after hitting a three run home run in the first inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on August 15, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
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New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso is already the co-owner of the National League rookie home run record—and it's only mid-August.

On Thursday night, Alonso took Atlanta Braves pitcher Julio Teheran deep to center field for his record-tying 39th dinger of the season:

That tied the mark set by Los Angeles Dodgers star Cody Bellinger in 2017. New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge holds the MLB rookie record with 52, which was also set in 2017.

Having already earned an All-Star selection, Alonso could ultimately earn the NL Rookie of the Year award.

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