He is also known for his involvement in charity.
Alonso likes to help those around him, is charismatic, and has a knack for helping people.
The Mets can’t really ask for much more than that.
The first baseman, fresh off inking a one-year, $14.5 million contract to avoid salary arbitration, hosted a charity event called Battle For The Bay.
It happened on Saturday at Alonso’s alma mater, at Plant High School.
Once again, Alonso evidenced his enormous raw power, hitting blast after blast and punishing that left field fence.
The Battle for the Bay brought benefits to the Alonso Foundation and helped him give back to his hometown.
There were a lot of people on Saturday afternoon around the baseball field, food trucks, games and other activities.
Tampa Bay’s best youth baseball and softball players from ages 12 to 16 also had their own version of the Home Run Derby.
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Former Cleveland homer king Travis Hafner and former Rays All-Star/current MLB Network analyst Carlos Peña were also in the event.
Alonso has 146 home runs in his first four MLB season and is well on his way to eclipse the 500-homer mark eventually.
More importantly, he gives the Mets lineup a legitimate power threat as they look to win their first World Series title since 1986.