It’s a Three-Pete: The longest home runs in MLB during week-25

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18: New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) runs the bases after a sixth inning solo home run against the Colorado Rockies during a game on September 18, 2019 at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18: New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) runs the bases after a sixth inning solo home run against the Colorado Rockies during a game on September 18, 2019 at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso hit an MLB leading 48th, 49th, and 50th home runs this past week, and all three carried beyond 435 feet.

Pete Alonso’s bid to become the first MLB rookie to lead the majors in home runs went into overdrive this week.

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, he hit homers No. 48, 49 and 50 to lead Eugenio Suarez by two with one week to play.

But Alonso didn’t content himself just to hit several home runs. He also doubled down on distance. All three of Alonso’s shots this past week sailed beyond 435 feet.

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His 48th, off Colorado’s Tim Melville Tuesday, covered 467 feet and was the week’s second-longest.

One night later, facing the Rockies’ Jeff Hoffman, Alonso blasted a 448-footer, the week’s ninth longest.

His 50th, on Friday, was a 437-foot blow off Cincinnati’s Sal Romano.

Only Miguel Sano hit a longer home run than Alonso’s Tuesday shot. That same night, the Twins star issued a 482-foot home run against Chicago White Sox pitcher Ross Detwiler.

Sano’s, clocked off the bat at 113.5 mph, barely missed being the week’s hardest hit. On Monday, Colorado’s Ian Desmond powdered a 435-footer off Steven Matz that was clocked at 113.6 mph.

The average distance of the weeks 25 longest was 445.6 feet.

Here’s the full list of the week’s 25 longest home runs in MLB. The standard of measurement is distance as reported by Statcast. Where there are ties, they are broken by exit velocity.

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                Batter, team                      Pitcher, team                  Distance

1              Miguel Sano, Min             Ross Detwiler, CWS            482

2              Pete Alonso, NYM           Tim Melville, Col                   467

3              Willy Adames, TB             Josh Taylor, Bos                   462

4              Eugenio Suarez, Cin         Zac Gallen, Ari                      456

5              Harrison Bader, Stl           Ray Black, Mil                      455

6              Yordan Alvarez, Hou        Lance Lynn, Tex                    454

7              Harrison Bader, Stl           Chase Anderson, Mil          454

8              Matt Olson, Oak               Jorge Lopez, KC                    450

9              Pete Alonso, NYM           Jeff Hoffman, Col                 448

10           Jorge Soler, KC                  Tanner Roark, Oak                447

11           Sam Hilliard, Col                Noah Syndergaard, NYM  447

12           Charlie Blackmon, Col      Luis Avilan, NYM                 445

13           Ian Happ, Chc                    Dominic Leone, Stl              443

14           Luis Urias, SD                    Chi Chi Gonzalez, Col          441

15           Paul DeJong, Stl                Craig Kimbrel, Chc               440

16           Christian Walker, Ari        Sandy Alcantara, Mia          439

17           Pete Alonso, NYM            Sal Romano, Cin                   437

18           Abraham Almonte, Ari   Sandy Alcantara, Mia          437

19           Ian Desmond, Col            Steven Matz, NYM               435

20           Wil Myers, SD               Yancy Almonte, Col              435

21           Ryan Cordell, CWS           Ryne Harper, Min                 434

22           Jonathan Lucroy, Chc      Alex McRae, Pit                     433

23           Franmil Reyes, Cle           Drew VerHagen, Det           433

24           Ryan Braun, Mil               Junior Fernandez, Stl            433

25           Marcus Semien. Oak      Jonathan Hernandez, Tex    433