Fonzie Returns as Cyclones Manager

Former Mets all star Edgardo Alfonzo will return for a third season as manager of the Brooklyn Cyclones.  Eagle  file photo.

Former Mets all star Edgardo Alfonzo will return for a third season as manager of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Eagle file photo.

By John Torenli

The Brooklyn Cyclones officially announced Tuesday morning that manager Edgardo Alfonzo, a former All-Star second baseman for the parent-club Mets, would be back for a third season on Coney Island with an all new coaching staff.

Alfonzo, who has spent six summers in Brooklyn serving in different capacities, will be joined on the Baby Bums’ bench by hitting instructor Delwyn Young, pitching coach Josue Matos and former Mets outfielder Endy Chavez.

The Cyclones, who finished 40-35 last year but missed out on a playoff spot by a half-game in the wild-card standings, will open their 2019 season on June 14 vs. the archrival Staten Island Yankees.