New York Mets first baseman, Pete Alonso is once again having a strong season and is making the case that he should be the next Mets player to get a big contract extension as he's on his way to having 100 plus RBI in the regular season for the third time in five big league seasons. Despite New York's struggles in 2023, it has not fazed Alonso as he's once again proving to be one of the best power hitters in all of baseball.
But he's not the only Met who's put up over 100 RBI during their tenure with the Mets. You won't be surprised about the number of players that have done it in the team's history and who have been doing it in consecutive seasons for the orange and blue. Looking back more recently, which five New York Mets players, in particular, have accomplished that historic feat?
Last 5 Mets players with 100 RBI: Pete Alonso (2019, 2022)
No surprise here, ever since Alonso, or the "Polar Bear" as he's affectionately referred to as, he's entered the league by storm and again is putting up incredible numbers in 2023. But when he entered the league in 2019 for the first time, he did not only drive in over 100 runs, he added some history along with it as well.
When he came up to the big leagues, it was at first a bit of a tough beginning for Alonso, but he quickly turned things around in a big way after he hit his first career home run on April 1 against the Miami Marlins. Alonso's 2019 season was filled with record-breaking moments like hitting his 26th home run of the season on June 22nd against the Cubs which broke the most home runs before the All-Star Break in National League history and hitting his 30th home run of the season on July 7th becoming only the second Met to do that before the All-Star Break as well.
But perhaps the most significant moment of that season came towards the end of the season when he hit his 53rd home run of the season which broke Aaron Judge's rookie home run record against the Braves on September 27th as he finished off the season with 53 long balls and 120 runs batted in. After the pandemic-shortened season in 2020 and collecting 94 RBI the year after, the 2022 season was yet another historic one for Alonso.
In 2022, Alonso went on another tear and started out with a bang in the Mets opening series against the Washington Nationals on April 9th. Alonso saw himself that year break the Mets single-season RBI record with 125 against the Oakland Athletics and hit his 40th home run that season on September 27th against the Marlins becoming the first Met to accomplish that feat twice. He went on the finish that year with 40 home runs and 131 RBI which were the most in the major leagues that season.