Carlos Beltran called Pete Alonso to congratulate him for breaking his record
New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso got some love from one of the former greats of his team after passing him in the record books this week.
Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reported on Wednesday that retired nine-time All-Star Carlos Beltran called Alonso to congratulate him after the 24-year-old set the franchise’s single-season record for home runs with 42. The previous best was 41, which was shared by Beltran and Todd Hundley.
Beltran, who retired after winning a ring with the Houston Astros in the 2017 season, played with the Mets from 2005 to 2011, winning all three of his Gold Glove Awards with them and both of his Silver Slugger Awards as well.
Alonso, meanwhile, is smashing records left and right as a rookie this season and recently got congrats from another big name for topping his mark as well.