Pete Alonso collected the Mets' first hit of the game on Sunday, a double down the left field line in the top of the first inning against the Reds. In doing so, he became the first rookie in major league history to hit 50 home runs and 30 doubles in the same season.
Alonso's 50th homer of the season came on Friday when the 24-year-old launched his third homer in as many games.
Pete Alonso is the first rookie in major league history to have 50 homers and 30 doubles.- Tim Healey (@timbhealey) September 22, 2019
"It's just kind of hard to really wrap my mind around, because for me, I'm just trying to be the best I can every single day and not trying to think too far ahead or not dwelling on anything," Alonso said following Friday's game. "I'm just focusing between the liens every single day and preparing and putting all of my efforts to the now.
Alonso came into Sunday's game against Cincinnati two homers behind the all-time rookie record of 52, set by Aaron Judge in 2017.