Markus Lynn aka Mookie Betts is an American professional baseball player who plays as a right fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. Mookie is considered one of the best MLB players right now and continues to break records this season. Although his team failed to qualify for the 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. He later attended the University of Tennessee on a baseball scholarship.
Mookie and Brianna Michelle Hammonds have been a couple since middle school. They have been together for 15 years, having met in middle school in Tennessee. They celebrated their 15th anniversary in August 2020. On November 6, 2018, they welcomed their daughter, Kynlee Ivory in November 2018. Mookie and Brianna have announced their engagement in January 2021 and got married in Palos Verdes, California on December 1, 2021.
Mookie Betts career
At John Overton High School, Mookie was a basketball standout. He was named Tennessee Boys Bowler of the Year in 2010. He learned to bowl from a young age from his mother and competed in the Professional Bowlers Association’s 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 of the 2014 season on June 29 against the Yankees. He played as a midfielder for two years and started playing as a right fielder in 2016. In 2014 he played 52 major league games and later in 2016 he played his first MLB All-Star game. In July of that year he was named AL Player of the Month.
He was also the first player to score 200 goals during the season. Mookie is the only player in MLB history to win Most Valuable Player, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, Batting Title and World Series 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. He also earned a $65 million signing bonus. Due to COVID-19, the 020 season has been reduced from 162 games to 60 games. Mookie made his debut against the San Francisco Giants as part of the Los Angeles Dodger.
Mookie Betts biography
|Real name||Markus Lynn Betts|
|Date of birth||October 7, 1992|
|Age (as of 2022)||29 years|
|Place of birth||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 9” – in centimeters – 175 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 70kg – in pounds – 156 pounds|
|shoe size||10 (US)|
|eye color||dark brown|
Mookie Betts Family
|school||John Overton High School|
|University||University of Tennessee|
|Who is his girlfriend?||Briana Hammonds|
Mookie Betts net worth
He is one of the players named to the All-Star Team at the right fielder position. According to sources he earned around 27 million USD salary in 2020. Over the course of his career, he amassed around $50 million worth of wealth and fortune. However, this amount does not include endorsement deals, but before that he was appointed as an official brand ambassador for Ax Bat. According to the report, Red Sox will increase his signing amount to $65 million, which will surely increase the number of his net worth.
Facts About Mookie Betts
- 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 MLB history.
- In 2018, The Boston Globe published a column entitled Mookie Betts or Mike Trout: Who Wins the Contract? Comparing Mookie to Mike Trout.