Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts is an American professional baseball right fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Boston Red Sox. In 2018, while with the Red Sox, he became the first player in MLB history to win the Most Valuable Player, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, batting title, and World Series in the same season. Betts was drafted by the Red Sox in 2011, and made his MLB debut in the 2014 season, splitting time between second base and the outfield. He became the Red Sox center fielder in 2014, before moving to right field in 2016. As a relatively short natural second baseman with a high contact rate and a high level of production when pulling the ball, Betts has been compared to former Red Sox teammate Dustin Pedroia. Betts is also a professional tenpin bowler for the Professional Bowlers Association. He bowled a perfect game in the World Series of Bowling.
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About Mookie Betts
MLB outfielder who began his major league career with the Boston Red Sox in 2014. He made his first All-Star game in 2016, a year in which he hit 31 home runs to go along with 113 RBIs, 122 runs and a .318 batting average. He was named AL MVP in 2018 and he helped the Red Sox win the 2018 World Series.
Mookie Betts Before Fame
He was an excellent high school basketball player, being named District 12-AAA League MVP. He was named Offensive Player of the Year and Breakout Player of the Year in the Red Sox minor league system.
Achievement of Mookie Betts
His parents chose his full name, Markus Lynn Betts, intending that his initials would be "MLB."
Mookie Betts Family Life
He was born to Diana Benedict and Willie Betts. His uncle is 14-year MLB veteran Terry Shumpert.
Associations of Mookie Betts
He became teammates with second baseman Dustin Pedroia on the Red Sox.
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- Salem Red Sox players
- American bowling players
- Greenville Drive players
- Lowell Spinners players
- Surprise Saguaros players
- Sportspeople from Nashville, Tennessee
- Silver Slugger Award winners
- Portland Sea Dogs players
- Gold Glove Award winners
- Baseball players from Tennessee