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CLEVELAND, OHIO - JULY 08: Pete Alonso of the New York Mets poses with the trophy after winning the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Progressive Field on July 08, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

New York Mets first baseman, Pete Alonso, is participating in his first MLB All Star game at Progressive Field in Cleveland and just competed in his very first Home Run Derby this week. Lucky for him, he won the 2019 Home Run Derby! Yes, he is technically taking his trophy to his new home in New York but he doesn’t forget where he came from, right here in Tampa. He went to Jesuit High School his freshman and sophomore year and finished out his high school years at Henry B. Plant High School. He even continued his education here in the Sunshine State and is a University of Florida alumnus.

Pete Alonso won by scoring 23 home runs in the final beating Vladimir Guerrero Jr by only ONE home run. Congrats Alonso!

He not only gets to take home a Trophy, but he also won $1 million.  The former Florida superstar pledged to donate 5%  to the Wounded Warrior Project and another 5% to Tunnel to Towers, a Staten Island-based non-profit that aids first responders and their families.

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