Mets' Pete Alonso buys custom 9-11 cleats for teammates - Sportsnet.ca

A classy tribute by Pete Alonso. 👏

12.9.2019

A classy tribute by Pete Alonso. 👏

Pete Alonso has been full of surprises during a memorable rookie season with the Mets. For fans in his new home city, his gesture Wednesday night might be the biggest home run yet.

September 12, 2019 Alonso said he went around the Mets locker room and collected shoe sizes and preferred brands for each teammate. He said he didn’t contact Major League Baseball about the cleats. "I feel like if Major League Baseball kind of got their hands on it, it may not have been approved," Alonso said. "But I’m really happy that we kind of banded together here in the clubhouse and made something cool happen." The cleats were just the latest in Alonso’s efforts to assist those impacted by the attacks. After winning the All-Star Home Run Derby in July, Alonso donated $50,000 of his $1 million prize to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation. Prior to the first pitch Wednesday night, children who lost parents or grandparents to 9-11-related illnesses ran to each position before being joined by the Mets’ starters. Alonso gave autographed baseballs to the two children at first base. "It’s not just the victims, it’s the scars left behind, like someone missing their mom or missing their dad," Alonso said. "For me, I can’t imagine what that’s like. The toll isn’t necessarily all taken on that day, it’s progressively after because there’s not someone there in their family. It’s different from then on." Both the Mets and Diamondbacks wore first responder hats during batting practice, then lined up on their respective baselines alongside firefighters, police and EMTs prior to the national anthem. The Mets ended the game with nine runs on 11 hits. More from Sportsnet Read more: Sportsnet

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