Who is MLB star Pete Alonso's girlfriend? NY Mets star eyes Home Run Derby crown again
As MLB's Home Run Derby makes a return after a year, fans are beyond thrilled over the highly-celebrated sporting event that is a part of baseball's two-day, All-Star festivities. Speculations are high among fans over which player will hit the most home runs and win the event this year. Last time, the New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso won the event by hitting 57 homers in 2019.
Since all sporting activities were suspended in 2020, Alonso got to retain his crown for an additional year. New York Mets' first baseman Alonso said on Sunday, July 11 that they are "going to take it home again." "I had a fun time winning it. I’m going to win it again, " he said. Alonso said he feels positive about repeating his 2019 victory feat in the high altitude of Colorado. Alonso, who is looking to become the fourth player to win the competition more than once, alongside Prince Fielder, Yoenis Cespedes and Ken Griffey Jr, said, "It’s exciting. It’s going to be a really fun time. I love hitting at Coors [Field]. It’s a great [hitting] background, it’s always a fun environment and always a fun park to go play in."
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Who is Pete Alonso's girlfriend?
Pete Alonso, 27, is dating Hayley Walsh, 27, since 2015. Hayley is a lifestyle blogger. The couple met in college when Alonso was playing during school as a Florida Gator. Hayley studied at Michigan State University, so the two had a long-distance relationship for a couple of years. Hayley majored in Journalism and Political Science and was an intern for NBC News in Boston. She is also a former competitive figure skater. According to a now-deleted post on his Instagram, Alonso proposed to Hayley in 2018 and the couple is set to marry soon. According to reports, there is no date scheduled for the wedding, but the couple's wedding website says "Date To Be Announced – New York, NY". It is important to note here that Alonso quit Instagram recently by deleting all his posts and Hayley's Instagram account is private. Hayley runs an NPO called 'Homers for Heroes' with Alonso.
Alonso, who is nicknamed Polar Bear, will enter this year’s derby with 17 home runs, and two in his previous three games. He will face Royals catcher Salvador Perez, who has 21 homers so far this year, in the first round. Others in the ring are Japanese slugging/pitching sensation Shohei Ohtani of the Angels, Trevor Story of the Rockies, Trey Mancini of the Orioles, Matt Olson of the Athletics, Juan Soto of the Nationals and Joey Gallo of the Rangers. Alonso is the fifth seed.