Former New York Mets All-Star infielder Edgardo Alfonzo was announced as the Brooklyn Cyclones new manager Thursday.

The New York Mets all-time leader in postseason hits is now lending his knowledge to the future of the organization.

As announced Thursday on the team’s official Twitter account, Edgardo Alfonzo was named the manager of the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Mets’ Single-A minor league affiliate.

Alfonzo hooked on with the Brooklyn Cyclones as an infield coach in 2014, a position he has held until yesterday’s promotion.

Edgardo Alfonzo was an integral part of the 2000 Mets World Series team. His clutch hitting in the playoffs earned him a special place in the hearts of fans everywhere.

Alfonzo was the starting second baseman during the 1999-2001 run that featured arguably the best defensive infield of all-time along with John Olerud, Robin Ventura and Rey Ordonez.


After experiencing much success in his early Mets career, injuries essentially derailed his future. After leaving the franchise, Alfonzo never really found his old wave, playing in stints with the San Francisco Giants, LA Angels and Toronto Blue Jays.

‘Fonzie’ – as he was known by fans – has been a supporter of the Mets even after his retirement.

Remember this moment from 2015?

If he can pass on just a smidge of his knack for hitting in the clutch, the Mets’ future could’ve just gotten a little brighter.

Sports have always been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Born in Queens, New York, I took to the Mets and the Jets at a young age, and actually have a video of myself reciting the 1986 Mets 25-man roster at age 3. Covering New York Sports is a dream come true. After attending the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, I was able to fully realise my potential of turning my liking for sports into a career that I love.