When Pete Alonso isn’t power-hitting, he’s powerlifting.
Moments before taking the sphere at this yr’s Home Run Derby, cameras captured the slugging first baseman deadlifting 135 kilos in full uniform.
Not long before, Alonso faced off against Atlanta Braves’ superstar Ronald Acuña Jr. in the primary round of the competition, defeating him 20-19, but not the total period of time.
Pete Alonso deadlifts in between the primary and second rounds of the Home Run Derby. Screengrab (2)
Pete Alonso swings throughout the first round of the Home Run Derby. USA TODAY Sports
Alonso’s 20 blasts measured out to a complete distance of 1.6 miles and boasted a mean velocity of 108.1 mph as they shot into the Los Angeles golden sky. His longest shot of the round went 480 feet.
Alonso lost to Julio Rodríguez within the second round, ending his two-year reign as Home Run Derby champion.