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Markus Lynn “Mookie” Betts is an American professional baseball right fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of MLB.

Betts used to play for the Boston Red Sox. He made MLB history in 2018 by becoming the first player to win the Most Valuable Player, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, Batting Champion, and World Series in the same season.

The Red Sox selected Betts in the first round of the 2011 draft, and he made his MLB debut in the 2014 season, playing both second base and the outfield.

He started out playing center field for the Red Sox in 2014 before switching to right field in 2016.

Betts has been likened to Dustin Pedroia, a former Red Sox teammate because Pedroia is a very small natural second baseman with a good contact percentage and a high level of performance when pulling the ball.

Additionally, Betts bowls tenpin professionally for the PBA. In the 2017 World Series of Bowling, he bowled a perfect game.

Mookie Betts wearing his No.50 MLB jersey on the court| custom baseball jersey online
Mookie Betts playing for The Los Angeles Dodgers (https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/mookie-betts-isnt-done-being-baseballs-best-player/). [Photograph]./Five Thirty Eight.Harry How / Getty Images

 

 Personal Info

  • Birth: October 7, 1992
  • Nation: Smyrna, Tennessee,US.
  • Position: Rightfielder
  • League: MLB
  • Bats: Right
  • Throws: Right
  • Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Jersey: 50
  • MLB debut: June 29, 2014 — for the Boston Red Sox

Career Info

  • Career History

Boston Red Sox  (2014–2019)

Los Angeles Dodgers  (2020–present)

  • MLB Statistics (through 2022 season)
Batting average 0.293
Hits 1306
Home runs 213
Runs batted in 649
Stolen bases 158

Career Highlights and Awards

6× All-Star 2016–2019, 2021, 2022
2× World Series champion 2018,2020
AL MVP 2018
All-MLB First Team 2020
All-MLB Second Team 2019
5× Silver Slugger Award 2016, 2018–2020, 2022
6× Gold Glove Award 2016–2020, 2022
2× Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award 2016, 2018
AL batting champion 2018
30–30 club 2018

 Fun Facts

  • Betts is also a bowling champion. With a best score of 290, Betts was voted the boys bowler of the year in Tennessee in 2010. .
  • Betts is a real “MLB”. Since the initial letter of his real name Markus Lynn Betts is just M.L.B. Two middle names make up his name. Mark, his father’s middle name, and Lynn, his mother’s middle name, are where Markus and Lynn originate.
  • Betts is engaged to his fiancee Brianna Hammonds who has been together with him since middle school.
  • SpongeBob has always been Betts’ favorite show since high school. He does, however, occasionally watch some of his fiance’s favorite programs, such as “Real Housewives” and “Say Yes to the Dress.”

It’s time to get a baseball jersey for yourself.

Nothing is better than to support your favorite player by wearing his jersey.

 

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