Sportsology: Latino Baseball Legend Inspires Hometown Youth To Dream Bigger

Latino Baseball Legend Inspires Hometown Youth To Dream Bigger | By Russ Cohen, September 25, 2018: Former NY Mets All-Star Edgardo Alfonzo spent a lively afternoon with 6th and 7th graders at Queens Community House (QCH)’s Beacon Program at JHS 190 in Forest Hills on Monday, answering questions, playing catch, and signing autographs for everyone in the room.

Alfonzo, nicknamed “Fonzie,” is considered by many to be the best second baseman in Mets history. He posted a career 29.5 WAR, ranking him the seventh-best Met of all time. During the 1990’s, Alfonzo led the franchise in runs, hits, and doubles. He was named to an All-Star team, won a Silver Slugger, and had three top 15 MVP finishes. Today he is the manager for the Brooklyn Cyclones.

At the event, which was dubbed, “Catching Up with Fonzie,” Alfonzo’s knack for inspiring a crowd proved timeless when the students got their chance to grill him. 

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