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Mets star Pete Alonso’s secret passions: cooking, hunting and red meat

Pete Alonso knows how to step up to the plate — on and off the field. The animated Mets slugger has delighted the Amazin’s usually downtrodden fans this season by already breaking the team’s rookie home run record, winning the midseason Home Run Derby, and bringing a sense of youth and fun to the now-surging franchise. With 38 homers under his belt, the first baseman is making a compelling case for Rookie of the Year. But Alonso’s also in the running for a lesser-known Major League Baseball title: the Biggest Gourmet. “If baseball doesn’t work out, I think I could probably be a food critic,” Alonso tells The Post. “I think I have a pretty advanced palate.” The 24-year-old Tampa, Fla., native is an adventurous chef w ...