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.

"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."

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.

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.

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