BT: Could Pete Alonso, Aaron Judge be rare New York homegrown Hall of Famers playing at same time?


The Yankees and Mets currently boast two homegrown sluggers in Aaron Judge and Pete Alonso, two of the top home run hitters in all of baseball.

Both have a long way to go in their careers, but BT wonders if they could team up to be the first New York duo he can remember to become a pair of Hall of Famers who played in the Big Apple at the same time as homegrown stars.

“In my lifetime, the Mets and the Yankees have never concurrently had Hall of Famers that were homegrown and playing,” BT said. “Judge and Alonso have a lot more to do before they get there, understood. That’s a massive asterisk.
I get that.

“You want to go back to when Tom Seaver was there, a homegrown Met. At that point, Thurman [Munson] is not a Hall of Famer. Reggie [Jackson] is, but he came from a different team. [Graig] Nettles it not, [Ron] Guidry is not, Goose [Gossage] is, but he’s not an original Yankee, he came from the White Sox. [Don] Mattingly didn’t make it, Doc [Gooden] and Darryl [Strawberry] didn’t, Gary Carter did, but an original Expo. Then you get to [Derek] Jeter and Mariano [Rivera], but [David] Wright and [Jose] Reyes were derailed. [Mike] Piazza made it, but he’s not an original Met. It’s amazing to think that in slightly more than 40 years of New York baseball, there’s never been, concurrently, a homegrown Yankee and Met Hall of Famer playing at the same time.”

Again, BT knows it’s early, but perhaps Judge and Alonso could team up to break that drought in the Big Apple.

“Maybe Alonso and Judge will be the first,” BT said.

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