Who is Mookie Betts?
Mookie Betts is a big name in the baseball sports industry. He is a professional baseball player who mainly plays for the Boston Red Sox of MLB (Major League Baseball).
Markus Lynn Betts was born on the 7th of October, 1992 in the capital of the U.S State of Tennessee, Nashville. He is the son of Willie Betts and Diana Benedict. He does not have any siblings but Terry Shumpert is his uncle and Meghan Markle is his distant cousin. Furthermore, he is in a relationship with Brianna Hammonds and has one daughter although unmarried.
Mookie’s star sign is libra. He stands to 5 feet and 9 inches tall. His weight is 82 kg. Furthermore, he is of mix ethnicity and has an American nationality. He follows the Christian religion. During the game, he usually plays Right Fielder.
Betts attended the John Overton High School, which is located in Nashville, Tennessee. He did not attend university although he received scholarships from the University of Tennessee, Mississippi State University, University of Alabama as well as Vanderbilt University. He had also committed to the University of Tennessee but later did not attend the college as he entered the 2011 MLB draft.
Mookie is also active on social media. He has Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts which he updates regularly. His Instagram id is @mookiebetts. He has 701k followers on Instagram. He posts pictures with his friends and his daughter often. Similarly, his Twitter id is @mookiebetts. He has 205.8k + followers on Twitter. He joined Twitter since May of 2011.
High School Career of Mookie Betts
In junior year of High school, Mookie batted .548 with 24 steals. He showed his excellent playing skills and received MVP of the district once for basketball. Furthermore, he also was the Class AAA All-City Player of the Year. Apart from baseball and basketball, Mookie also played bowling and was quite good at the sport.
Mookie entered the 2011 Major League Baseball draft and was selected by the Boston Red Sox team. He was the 172nd pick of the team. He signed a contract with the team worth $750,000. In his debut season, he played only 2 games in the rookie league. He played in the minor league till 2013. He played a total of 66 games in 2013 and 2014 in minor leagues.
Mookie promoted to the major league for Red Sox on the 28th of June, 2014. He played a total of 52 games in the 2014 season with the Boston Red Sox with a batting average of .291, .444 Slugging Percentage and .368 on-base percentage. Furthermore, he had 3 caught stealing and 7 stolen bases. Furthermore, he had 31 Strikeouts.
In the 2015 season, Mookie played a total of 145 games with the senior team with a batting average of .291and an on-base percentage of .341. Similarly, in the 2016 season, he played a total of 158 games with the Boston Red Sox. In this season, he had a batting average of .318 and an on-base percentage of .363. He recorded 122 runs, 214 hits, and 359 total bases.
Furthermore, he played a total of 153 games with the Boston Red Sox in the 2017 season. In this season, he recorded a total of 628 At Bats, 101 Runs and 166 hits. Furthermore, he had 288 total bases recorded. In the 2018 season, he played a total of 136 games and recorded 520 at-bats, 192 runs, and 180 hits with 288 total bases. His batting average was .346, which is his highest batting average in Major League Baseball. Furthermore, in the 2019 season, he played a total of 150 games. In this season, he recorded a total of .295 batting average with 135 runs and 176 hits with 313 total bases.
Apart from baseball, Betts is also a professional bowler. He has competed in various competitions under the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA). He is also the winner of the 2019 CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational, which he won against Tommy Jones.
Achievements and Awards Won by Mookie Betts
Mookie is an excellent baseball player who has made several achievements in this field. He has become an All-Star for a total of 4 times from 2016 till 2019. Furthermore, he became an All-MLB Second team in the year 2019. He has also successfully become the World Series Champion in 2018 and AL MVP in 2018. Furthermore, Mookie won the Silver Slugger Awards three times in 2016, 2018 and 2019. He also won the Gold Glove Award 4 times in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. He received the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2016 as well. Furthermore, Mookie was the AL batting champion, 30-30 club and Hit for the cycle in 2018.
There were various rumors circulating in 2020 about the Boston Red Sox’s possible trading for Mooke. Betts was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers along with David Price on the 4th of February, 2020.
Net Worth of Mookie Betts
Mookie’s net worth is estimated to be around $6 million. He gets a salary of $10.5 million from Boston Sox alone.