Pete Alonso now stands alone atop the all-time rookie home run list.
The Mets' first baseman crushed his 53rd home run of the season in the bottom of the third inning off of Braves righty Mike Foltynewicz on Saturday night. A towering drive to right-center field, Alonso's blast gave the Mets a 3-0 lead.
On Friday, Alonso blasted his 52nd home run a solo shot off of Dallas Keuchel that hit above the orange line in left field, tying Aaron Judge's previous mark, set in 2017.
The first baseman's 2019 season will go down as one of the most memorable individual campaigns in Mets history.
After Alonso tied Judge's record on Friday, he expressed just how happy he was to become a part of baseball history.
"When I was rounding the bases, I felt like a little kid, like a seven-year-old kid," said Alonso. "I was just really kind of overcome with pure joy and emotion. I can't think of a happier time in my life playing baseball. That is the ultimate. That is, for me, what dreams are made of. It's unbelievable that it happened. ... I'm just so incredibly happy."
Alonso also expressed how glad he was to tie the record at Citi Field in front of his home fans.
"To (tie) it at home in front of these Mets fans was just so incredibly special, and I hope it was special for them too," Alonso said. "Our fans are just so die-hard and passionate about the team ... It's really cool to know that you can makes someones day just by playing a game. They've been absolutely amazing to me this year, and I can't thank, not just Mets fans, but New York in general, it's been surreal for me, and thank you."
On Aug. 27, Alonso ripped his 42nd homer, surpassing the Mets' all-time single-season record, which had been held by both Todd Hundley (1996) and Carlos Beltran (2006).
Now, Alonso holds the all-time rookie record all to his own.