49 Facts About Mookie Betts


Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts was born on October 7,1992 and is an American professional baseball right fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball.

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Mookie Betts became the Red Sox center fielder in 2014, before moving to right field in 2016.

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Mookie Betts is a professional tenpin bowler for the Professional Bowlers Association.

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Mookie Betts bowled a perfect game in the World Series of Bowling in 2017.

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Mookie Betts excelled in bowling, named the Tennessee boys Bowler of the Year in 2010 with a high score of 290.

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Mookie Betts grew up bowling at the Donelson Strike and Spare in Donelson, Tennessee.

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Mookie Betts played one game in 2011 for the GCL Red Sox of the rookie Gulf Coast League, getting two hits in four at bats.

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Mookie Betts played shortstop regularly, but looked more comfortable at second base.

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Mookie Betts started the 2013 season with the Greenville Drive of the Low A South Atlantic League.

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Mookie Betts was a second-team inclusion on the Baseball America Minor League All-Star Team for 2013, with the first-team selection for second base going to Marcus Semien, an infielder for the Chicago White Sox.

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Mookie Betts subsequently played 16 games for the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League, batting.

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Mookie Betts opened the 2014 season with the Portland Sea Dogs of the Double-A Eastern League, batting.

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In 2013 and 2014, Mookie Betts reached base in 66 straight regular-season games plus five playoff games for a combined streak of 71 games.

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Mookie Betts had previously been selected for the All-Star Futures Game, but was replaced following his promotion to the Major Leagues.

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At age 21, Mookie Betts became the youngest Sox player to hit a grand slam in 49 years.

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Mookie Betts spent most of the 2014 season playing in the outfield, but on September 11, manager John Farrell announced that Mookie Betts would play second base "fairly regularly" following injuries to regular second basemen Dustin Pedroia and Brock Holt.

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Mookie Betts robbed Bryce Harper of a home run, stole two bases on one play and hit a home run into the Monster seats, all in the first three innings.

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Mookie Betts was named the AL Player of the Week for the week ending on June 21,2015.

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Mookie Betts was selected to the 2016 MLB All-Star Game, the first of his career.

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Mookie Betts started in right field and was 1-for-2 with a single, and a RBI.

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On September 20, Mookie Betts became the first player to reach 200 hits during the 2016 MLB season.

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From September 12,2016, through to April 19,2017, Mookie Betts maintained a streak of 129 consecutive plate appearances without a strikeout.

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Mookie Betts was granted his second American League All-Star Game selection on the same day.

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Mookie Betts led the Red Sox in each of those categories except batting average, as he batted just.

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Mookie Betts won his second consecutive Golden Glove Award this season.

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Mookie Betts became the first player in MLB history to produce four three-homer games before the age of 26.

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Mookie Betts led MLB in batting average, slugging percentage, OPS, total bases, extra-base hits, doubles, runs scored, runs created, and OPS+.

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Mookie Betts led Boston with 11 stolen bases, good for third in MLB.

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Mookie Betts became the fourth Red Sox player to hit 100 home runs before turning 26, the others being Tony Conigliaro, Jim Rice, and Ted Williams.

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Mookie Betts had the highest fielding percentage among major league right fielders, at.

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Mookie Betts was selected as a reserve outfielder to the 2019 All-Star Game.

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Later that month, Mookie Betts hit two home runs and stole two bases against the Colorado Rockies, becoming only the 19th player—and first Dodger—to have a multi-homer, multi-steal game.

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On his way to his second World Series over a three-season span, Mookie Betts made three straight series saving defensive gems in elimination games for the Dodgers in the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves.

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Mookie Betts homered in Game 5 of the '18 World Series, when the Red Sox went on to clinch.

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Mookie Betts became the ninth player to homer in multiple World Series clinchers, and just the second to do it with different teams — joining Reggie Jackson.

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Mookie Betts finished second in NL MVP voting behind Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves.

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Mookie Betts was selected to the National League All-Star Team, his first appearance with the Dodgers.

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Mookie Betts did not play in the game due to injury, having battled back and left shoulder trouble this year.

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Mookie Betts was selected as a starting outfielder for the National League All-Star Team, making his sixth appearance at the MLB All-Star game, which was played at Dodger Stadium in 2022.

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Mookie Betts played in 142 games for the Dodgers in 2022, batting.

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Mookie Betts's mother is an avid bowler and taught Mookie Betts to bowl at an early age.

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Mookie Betts was named the Tennessee Boys Bowler of the Year in 2010, having set Tennessee high school records that season with a 290 game and an 827 three-game series.

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Mookie Betts competed in the Professional Bowlers Association World Series of Bowling in Reno, Nevada in 2015 and 2017.

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Mookie Betts has officially bowled three perfect games, on January 27,2013; February 2,2016; and November 12,2017.

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Mookie Betts's highest game in PBA competition is a 300 game during the 2017 World Series of Bowling on November 12,2017.

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Mookie Betts is a distant cousin of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

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Mookie Betts's parents chose his name in part to form the initials MLB, matching those of Major League Baseball.

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Mookie Betts has attributed his nickname Mookie to his parents watching former NBA guard Mookie Blaylock play basketball shortly after Betts was born.

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Mookie Betts continued wearing the necklace after being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, a season which culminated in his second World Championship.

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