Pete Alonso was having himself a fine day at the plate in Kansas City on Sunday, and his final at-bat put his name next to some more league history.
Alonso mashed his 40th homer of the season in the top of the ninth inning, and with that he is now the owner of the most homers ever by a rookie in the National League. He broke Cody Bellinger's 2017 record when he hit 39 homers.
Alonso does have the opportunity to break the overall record set by Yankees' Aaron Judge in 2017, when he launched 52 long balls. There are still many games left, and Alonso seems to be well out of his second-half slump now.
Alonso finished the day 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI, as he brought his average up to .271