Tampa’s Pete Alonso to host home run clinic in hometown for charity
New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso is a two-time home run derby champ. This weekend, he's hosting his own version of a home run-hitting contest at Plant High School.
He had so much fun hitting 17 dingers in high school, on his way to a Major League career in which he has hit nearly 150. That’s why he's hosting his own derby this weekend and opening up his "shooting gallery" to everyone.
Pete Alonso's Battle for the Bay is bringing together top softball and baseball players and some of Alonso’s major league friends, like Plant alumni Kyle Tucker and MLB Network's Carlos Pena to hit homers for a good cause.
All the proceeds from ticket sales will be going to the Alonso Foundation's effort to refurbish Little League fields.
It will make grants through the city of Tampa each year. West Tampa Little League, where Alonso played, is first on the list.
Pete Alonso's Battle for the Bay is on Saturday from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Plant High School.