Mookie Betts - Bio, Net Worth, Mookie, Real Name, Position, MLB, Current Team, Bat, Stats, Contract, Jersey, Salary, Bowling, Wife, Kids, Age, Weight
Markus Lynn Betts, professionally known as Mookie Betts is an American professional baseball right fielder. He plays for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. He became the first player in American leagues history in 2018 to win the MVP, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, a batting title, and World Series in the same season. Red Sox drafted him in 2011. He made his MLB debut in the 2014 season.
He is also a professional tenpin bowler for the Professional Bowlers Associations (PBA). He bowled a perfect game in the World Series of Bowling.
What is Mookie Betts Famous For?
- The first player in American leagues history in 2018 to win the MVP, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, a batting title, and World Series in the same season.
Where was Mookie Betts Born?
Mookie Betts was born on 7 October 1992. His birth name is Markus Lynn Betts. His birth place is in Nashville, Tennessee in the United States. He holds American nationality. He was born to a father, Willie Betts, and a mother, Diana Benedict.
He attended Overton. He later signed a letter of commitment to attend the University of Tennessee on a baseball scholarship. He was also a standout basketball player at Overton. He also excelled in bowling.
Professional Career: Baseball
The Boston Red Sox selected him with the 172nd overall pick in the 5th round of the 2011 MLB draft.
He signed a $750,000 contract with the Red Sox.
He was assigned to play for the GCL Red Sox of the rookie Gulf Coast League in 2011.
He played for the Lowell Spinners of the New York-Penn League in 2012.
He played for Greenville Drive of the Low A South Atlantic League in the 2013 season. He was selected to the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.
He was promoted to the Salem Red Sox of the High A Carolina League.
He was named Offensive Player of the Year and Breakout Player of the Year in the Boston minor league system.
He played for the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League.
He opened the 2014 season with the Portland Sea Dogs of the Double-A Eastern League.
He was promoted to the Pawtucket Red Sox of the Triple-A International League in June.
He was promoted to the Red Sox in June 2014.
He made his MLB debut on 29 June against the New York Yankees. He also recorded his first major league career hit.
He hit his first home run in July against the Chicago Cubs.
He was then optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket in the same month.
He was then optioned from minor-major-minor leagues.
He hit his first career grand slam against the Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer on 29 August 2014.
He spent most of the 2014 season playing in the outfield.
He split the 2014 season between AA, AAA, and MLB.
He became the third-youngest player to hit a home run on Opening Day for the Red Sox when he hit a home run on the Opening Day in April 2015 against the Philadelphia Phillies.
He finished the 2015 season with a .291 batting average, with 92, runs scored, 77 RBIs, 18 home runs, and 21 stolen bases.
He was selected to his career-first MLB All-Star Game in 2016.
He became the first player to reach 200 hits during the 2016 MLB season.
He finished the 2016 season with .318 batting average, 214 hits, 122 runs scored, 42 doubles, 31 home runs, 113 RBIs, and an MLB-leading 359 total bases.
He was named Defensive Player of the Year by Wilson Sporting Goods.
He finished second at the American League MVP Award in 2016.
He underwent right knee surgery in November 2016.
He finished the 2017 season with .264 batting average, 101 runs scored, 26 stolen bases, 24 home runs, and 102 RBIs.
He won his second consecutive Golden Glove Award.
He became the first player in MLB history to producer four three-homer games before the age of 26.
He was named to the 2018 MLB All-Star Game as an American League starting outfielder.
He hit for the cycle against the Toronto Blue Jays on 9 August 2018 making him the 21st player in Red Sox franchise history to accomplish the feat.
He also became the second player in Red Sox history to join the 30-30 club in September 2018.
He finished the 2018 season with .346 batting average, a .640 slugging percentage, and 129 runs scored.
He had the highest batting average on balls in play (.373) of all major league players. He was also second in the league in power-speed number (31.0).
The Red Sox won the World Series in 2018.
He became the first player in American League history to win the World Series, a Gold Glove award, a Silver Slugger award, and the AL MVP in the same season.
He was selected as a reserve outfielder to the 2019 All-Star Game.
Professional Career: Bowling
He is an avid bowler. His mother taught him to bowl at an early age.
he bowled throughout his youth.
he also competed in the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) World Series of Bowling in 2015 and in 2017.
He was named the Tennessee boys Bowler of the Year in 2010 after he set Tennessee high school records in 2010.
He has bowled three perfect games in January 2013, February 2016, and in November 2017.
His highest game in PBA competition is a 300 game during the World Series of Bowling in November 2017.
He won the 2019 CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational in February 2019.
Is Mookie Betts Married?
Mookie Betts maintains a low profile regarding his personal life. He is reportedly engaged to his longtime girlfriend Brianna Hammonds. They first met in middle school in 2005 and has been dating for a long time. He has a daughter, Kynlee Ivory, born in November 2018.
How Tall is Mookie Betts?
Mookie Betts stands at a height of 1.75 m i.e. 5 feet and 9 inches tall. He has a body weight of 156 lbs. He has an athletic body build.
What is Mookie Betts Net Worth?
Mookie Betts earns from his professional baseball career. His annual salary is reported at 20 million in 2019. His income comes from salary, bonuses, contracts, and endorsements. He is also a professional bowler. His net worth is estimated at $6 million at present.
Trivias About Mookie Betts You Need To Know.
- His parents nicknamed him Mookie after former NBA guard Mookie Blaylock.
- He was named MVP of the District 12-AAA league in his senior season in basketball at Overton.
- He was named the Tennessee boys Bowler of the Year in 2010.
- He is a distant cousin of Megan Markle, HRH The Duchess of Sussex.