18 years ago the tragic 9/11 terrorist attacks occurred at the World Trade Center. The Mets have been limited in the way they can show their support for the first responders, since they are not allowed to wear their first responder hats in game anymore. Well, still looking to pay some respect, rookie slugger Pete Alonso went out of his way to order his teammates some amazing custom cleats.
Alonso has been a huge supporter of the first responders and troops all season. When he received his Home Run Derby winnings, he donated five percent to the Wounded Warriors Project and donated another five percent to Tunnel to Towers.
Alonso reportedly was hard at work getting these cleats in order for his teammates, spending weeks preparing and even paying for the gear himself.
No. 20 is already showing the characteristics of a captain in year one, and Mets fans have embraced him into their city. His latest move will only further the fan base's admiration for the 24-year-old.