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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 28: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets reacts after his third inning home run against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on September 28, 2019 in New York City. The home run was Alonso"s 53rd of the season, breaking Aaron Judge's rookie record. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

It’s been a great season for 24-year-old “Polar Bear” Pete Alonso and now to tie it all together he WON MLB National League Rookie of the Year, receiving 29 of 30 first-place votes in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America voting.

The former Florida Gator and current New York Mets first baseman came in to the  league ready to play ball. Pete was named an All-Star when he won the Home Run Derby and then became an instant fan-favorite by donating $100,000 of his $1 million derby prize to charities supporting injured soldiers and 9/11 workers. Shortly after, the Tampa native set the all-time MLB rookie record with 53 home runs.

Pete Alonso went to Jesuit High School his freshman and sophomore year and finished out his high school years at Henry B. Plant High School. Now he is known as one of the best rookies in baseball. How cool!