Before his time with the New York Mets is over, Pete Alonso should have even more single-season franchise records than he already does.
With great power, comes great baseball numbers. Alonso’s awesome 2019 season helped him add his name to the record books in several spots. As of right now, these are the six single-season records he holds.
NY Mets single-season home run record: 53
The popular record held by Alonso is the single-season home run one. He hit 53 dingers as a rookie, passing Todd Hundley (1996) and Carlos Beltran (2006) who had shared the record previously.
NY Mets single-season total bases record: 348
Due in large part to those home runs, Alonso had 348 total bases in 2019. It took down the 334 David Wright had set back in 2008.
NY Mets single-season strikeout record: 183
Less attractive is the strikeout record Alonso established in 2019. He fanned 183 times. Previously, it was Wright who, in 2010, went down on Ks 161 times.
NY Mets single-season extra-base hit record: 85
Taking the single-season extra-base record was tighter than one might guess. His 85 in 2019 took down the 80 Howard Johnson (1989) and Beltran (2006) had previously shared.
NY Mets single-season at-bat per home run record: 11.3
Nobody hit more home runs in a single season for the Mets than Alonso. Naturally, it would make sense for him to have the most home runs per at-bat. Per every 11.3 at-bats, he got to trout around the bases. Beltran’s awesome 2006 campaign with a long ball per every 12.4 at-bats was the record he broke.
More records will likely fall to Alonso as the years go on. In 2022, it’s the 124 RBI shared by Mike Piazza (1999) and David Wright (2008). Alonso fell shy of this by a grand slam in 2019 when he ended the year with a still incredible 120 ribbies. That total is tied for second with Robin Ventura who had his great run-driving season in 1999.