Mets star Pete Alonso wins the Home Run Derby


After winning the 2019 Home Run Derby, Pete Alonso reveals his championship chain bestowed upon him by Daddy Yankee.

Alonso won $1 million of the $2.5 million prize pool.

The annual Home Run Derby has served as the ultimate event of Major League Baseball's All-Star celebration, and New York Mets outfielder Pete Alonso is a participant.

Alonso was drafted by the Mets in the second round of the 2016 draft.

(It should be mentioned that both players in the final round, not just Alonso, had customized cleats). He defeated Houston Astros' Alex Bregman in the first round with 21 home runs to Bregman's 16.

Alonso had the third-highest home runs in the event with 57, behind Pederson (60) and Guerrero (91).

From his winnings, which almost double his 2019 Mets salary of $555,000, Alonso has pledged to donate 5 percent each to the Wounded Warrior Project and Tunnel to Towers foundation.

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In the other semifinal, Alonso outhomered Ronald Acuna Jr. of Atlanta 20-19. Guerrero hit the scoreboard in left field with his very first home run and went on to smash a single-round record with 29 to eliminate top-seed Matt Chapman, 29-13.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. surpassed Hamilton's record with one more home run at the last second to give him 29 home runs in the first round of the 2019 Home Run Derby. "I'm going to remember that for the rest of my life", Alonso said. Acuna started slow but was able to finish with a flurry tallying 25 home runs to easily defeat Bell and his 18. 20-19 in the second to set up a showdown with the 20-year-old Guerrero, whose father won the event in 2007. This led to a swing-off, where each player has three swings.

Alonso, unique in the competition in sending most of his hits toward center field, then followed with 23 to spare to end it with plenty of time.

Guerrero Jr. led off the championship round with 22 homers, bringing his 2019 Home Run Derby total to 91 homers, a record.

Pederson hit 8 more homers in the tiebreaker, initiating a swing off to see who advanced to the final round.

Guerrero also hit the longest of the night at 488 feet.

With the clock, each batter has four minutes to hit as many home runs as possible and players get 30-seconds of bonus time if they hit two home runs of 440 feet or longer.

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