Baseball Right Fielder Mookie Betts Biography

Mookie Betts in Field. ( Source : Fivethirtyeight )

22-year old Baseball right fielder Mookie Betts became the first player in 2018 to win the Most Valuable Player, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, batting title, and World Series, all in the same season.

Currently playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB), Betts started as a rookie for the Sox in 2011 and debuted in the MLB 2014 season. 

Baseball Right Fielder Mookie Betts Biography

Betts was first recruited as a second baseman by the Boston Red Sox in the fifth round of the 2011 major league baseball draft. During the years 2012 till 2014, his streak was listed at 66 games which is very close to Kevin Millar and Kevin Youkilis's official minor league record for reaching base at 71 games.

In 2014, he was promoted to the Red Sox and made his debut with a major league career hit against the Yankees.

During the same year, Mookie hit his first career grand slam making him the youngest Sox player hitting a grand slam (at age 21) in 49 years.

The following year, he showcased one of the most exciting performances in his career and a few weeks later got named as the AL Player of the Week on June 21.

In 2016, he was selected to the MLB All-Star Game and was named AL Player of the Month for July. His progressive performance took him to the list of finalists for the American League MVP Award.

His team the Red Sox also won the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018, the same year he was named the American League MVP.

Mookie Betts after victory for Boston Red Sox against New York Yankees
Mookie Betts after victory for Boston Red Sox against New York Yankees( Source : Wbur )

Mookie Betts' Career Status and Net Worth

Betts finished his Boston years in 2019 being awarded his fourth consecutive gold glove and his third silver slugger. He went on to join the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2020 and was on his way to his second World Series.

He made his first appearance with the Dodgers in the National League All-Star Team in 2021 although unable to play because of his injury. After years of successful performance and numerous awards, Mookie cracked his rib around mid-June and had to go under a 10-day injured list.

With such an amazing baseball career, Betts current net worth is estimated to be approximately $50 million. He signed a 12-year contract with Los Angeles which is the third richest contract in the history of North American Sports with a deal worth $365 million.

His award-winning performance in his games surely deserve the pay.  

Wonder what Mookie's family looks like?

Born to an avid bowler mother Diana, Mookie's first little league baseball coach was his mother herself. His parents apparently chose his name in line with the initials of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Betts, together with his high school girlfriend Brianna Hammonds gave birth to their first child in 2018, followed by the announcement of their engagement in January 2021. 

The two time World series player, five times gold glove winner, and four time Silver Slugger awardee has had an outstanding sports career so far and the audiences await to see his performance with the Los Angeles Dodgers until 2032.

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