After his third at-bat Thursday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso decided to change his appearance, shaving his mustache during the game.
He struck out twice and reached on a throwing error before deciding to make a switch at Citi Field.
“I had very terrible at-bats before,” Alonso said. “And so I’m like, all right, mustache needs to go. Simple as that.”
Alonso hit his major-league-leading 46th and 47th homers Monday and ended Thursday hitless in his past 13 at-bats.
The first baseman said it was not the first time he shaved in the middle of a game, noting: “Oh, yeah, baseball players are very superstitious.”
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