New York Mets’ slugger Pete Alonso put on a show on Monday night and won his second consecutive Home Run Derby after his triumph in 2019 (there wasn’t one in 2020 because of the pandemic).
The Mets first baseman defeated Baltimore Orioles’ slugger Trey Mancini and successfully defended his 2019 title. Only Ken Griffey Jr. (1998-99) and Yoenis Céspedes (2013-14) have been able to win the Derby in back to back years.
“I think I’m the best power hitter on the planet,” Alonso said to MLB.com. “Being able to showcase that and really put on a fun display for fans, it’s truly a dream come true for me.