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Edgardo Antonio Alfonzo
(Fonzie)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 185 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Edgardo Alfonzo played 12 seasons in the big leagues through 2006. He hit over .300 several times, with a high of .324 in 2000, and he slugged 146 home runs with a high of 27 in 1999. He primarily played third base (889 games) and second base (549 games). On August 30, 1999 he became the first player in Mets history to have a six-hit game, doing so in a 17-1 win over the Houston Astros; he also hit three homers that day for the only time in his career and scored six runs, which tied the major league mark.

Nicknamed "Fonzie", Alfonzo has primarily worn number 13. His brother, Roberto Alfonzo, played in the New York Mets organization in 1993 and 1994. Another brother, Edgar Alfonzo, played in the California Angels and Baltimore Orioles organizations. His nephew, Edgar Alfonzo, Jr. also played professionally.

In February 2009 he signed a one-year contract with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan. He debuted on Opening Day, hitting 6th between Seung-yeop Lee and Shinnosuke Abe, and went 1 for 4.

Alfonzo showed talent early, hitting .331 in the rookie league in 1991 and .356 for the Pittsfield Mets in A Short-Season in 1992.

He joined the Brooklyn Cyclones coaching staff in 2016 as bench coach.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • NL All-Star (2000)
  • NL Silver Slugger Award Winner (1999/2B)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 2 (1999 & 2000)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (1999)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 2 (1999 & 2000)

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