Edgardo Alfonzo has finally hit a real estate home run. The former Mets infielder closed on the sale of his Little Neck mansion Wednesday, according to listing agent Nick Colombos of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
The Mediterranean-style mansion had been on and off the market since 2006, when it debuted at $8 million. Alfonzo had lowered the price a half dozen times since then. Earlier this year he switched brokers and lowered his price to $3.8 million, which seemed to do the trick.
“Edgardo and his wife are very happy that the sale went through without any stress,” Colombos tells Newsday. The home, which had been in contract for six months, sold for $3.65 million, which Colombos says represents a recent record for luxury one-family homes in the area. Another home in Little Neck sold for $2.35 million in September, he says.
Records show that Alfonzo purchased the property in 1999 for $900,000. While the family never moved into the five-bedroom residence, extensive renovations included a $750,000 master bath and a batting cage in the basement.
Alfonzo most recently played with Japan’s Yomiuri Giants.
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