New York Mets’ Pete Alonso Falls Short of History in Home Run Derby

Pete Alonso was competing for his third straight Home Run Derby title on Monday night at Dodger Stadium, but he ultimately came up short of history.

Alonso was looking to become the first player to ever win three consecutive Derby crowns, and just the second to win three titles overall, which would’ve seen him join the company of Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. 

Alonso had ex-Mets bench coach Dave Jauss as his batting practice pitcher for the second straight year, but did not find the same luck as last summer.