Mookie Betts is an American Professional Baseball player who plays as the right fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. Mookie is considered one of the best MLB players at the moment and he continues to break records this season as well. Although his side couldn’t qualify for further games, he is still proud of his team and said they will come back with a better performance.
Markus Lynn Betts was born on October 7, 1992, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. His name was chosen by his parents so the initials of his name could be MLB which stands for Major League Baseball. He was born to Willie Betts and Diana Benedict. His mother, Diana Benedict, was his first Little League Baseball coach, and she is also an avid bowler. Mookie went to John Overton High School. Later, he attended the University of Tennessee on a Baseball Scholarship.
Mookie Betts Career
At John Overton High School, Mookie was a standout basketball player. He was named the Tennessee Boys Bowler of the Year in 2010. Learning to bowl at an early age from his mother, he went on to compete in the Professional Bowlers Association World Series of Bowling in 2015 and 2017. In 2011, Mookie was drafted by The Red Sox as a second baseman. However, he made his debut in the 2014 season on June 29 against the Yankees. He played as a center fielder for two years and then in 2016, he started playing as a right fielder. In 2014, he went on to play 52 major league games, and later in 2016, he played his first MLB All-Star Game. He was named AL Player of the Month in July of the same year.
He was also the first player to reach 200 hits during the season. Mookie is the only player in the history of MLB who has won Most Valuable Player, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, Batting Title, and World Series, all in the same season. In July 2020, he was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was offered a 12-year contract worth $365 million. In addition to that, he also earned a $65 million signing bonus. Due to COVID-19, the 020 season was reduced from 162 games to 60 games. Mookie made his debut against the San Francisco Giants as part of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Mookie Betts Biography
|Markus Lynn Betts
|October 7, 1992
|Age (as of 2023)
|Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
|in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimetres – 175 cm
|in Kilograms – 70 kg – in Pounds – 156 lbs
|John Overton High School
|University of Tennessee
|Who is his girlfriend?
Mookie married to his high school sweetheart Brianna Michelle Hammond after 15 years of a romantic relationship. The wedding ceremony took place at Rancho Palos Verdes in California and was attended by only his teammates and their friends. They have been together for 15 years after meeting in middle school in Tennessee. They celebrated their 15th anniversary in August 2020. On November 6, 2018, they welcomed their daughter, Kynlee Ivory.
Mookie Betts Net Worth
He is one of the players who was named to the All-Star team in the right fielder position. Mookie signed a 12 years contract extension with Los Angeles Dodgers worth $365 million in 2020. This deal is one of the largest contracts in the history of MLB so far. Throughout his career, he garnered around $50 million worth of wealth and fortune. However, this amount doesn’t include any endorsement deals but previously, he was named as an official brand ambassador for Axe Bat.
- Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is his distant cousin.
- He is also the nephew of Terry Shumpert, former MLB second baseman.
- In High School, Mookie excelled in four sports including basketball and bowling.
- Mookie’s new contract is the second-largest contract in the history of MLB.
- In 2018, The Boston Globe published a column titled Mookie Betts or Mike Trout: Who Gets the Nod? comparing Mookie to Mike Trout.