Mookie Betts, Professional Baseball Player, is from the United States of America. Mookie also plays in the right fielder position. He is now a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Childhood, Early Life, and Education
Markus Lynn “Mookie” Betts commonly known as Mookie Betts, was born on, 7 October 1992. He grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. He was born to his parents Willie Betts (Father), and Diana Benedict (Mother).
Throughout his childhood, he engaged in a variety of sports and went on to shine as a multi-sport athlete at John Overton High School.
He completed his higher level at John Overton High School and graduated from the University of Tennessee.
Career and Achievements
Mookie Betts was taken as the 172nd overall choice in the 2011 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox.
After signing a $750,000 deal with the Red Sox, he played for the Sox junior clubs at several minor levels.
Similarly, he had a strong showing in the Low A South Atlantic League and the High A Carolina League, earning him the Boston minor league Breakout Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year awards.
In 2014, his exceptional performance earned him a promotion to the Boston Red Sox. In 2015, he signed a one-year agreement with the Red Sox earning $514,500.
He put up a strong performance after signing a one-year agreement in March 2016, garnering his consideration for the American League MVP Award.
Bett was later named Winston Sporting Goods Defensive Player of the Year. He also received his first Golden Glove award in the same year.
Mookie Betts, on the other hand, won his second Golden Glove award in 2017.
Mookie Betts made history by being the youngest player under the age of twenty-six to hit four three-run home runs in a single season. The Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series thanks to his contribution.
In the same year, he was also honored with the Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, and MVP trophies. He signed a one-year $10 million agreement with the Red Sox as a result of his successful 2018 season.
Mookie Betts was later traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 2020 season.
Net Worth and Income
Mookie Betts has a net worth of $50 million dollars despite his youth. He signed a $759,000 deal with the Red Sox in 2017.
Betts, meanwhile, agreed to a one-year contract worth $10.5 million with Boston. Later, he agreed to a one-year, $20 million contract to continue with the Red Sox.
He later signed a two-year, $60 million contract with the Dodgers.
Then, with only one year remaining on his initial Dodgers contract, he signed the enormous extension we mentioned in the beginning, making it the second-largest baseball contract in MLB history.
Betts earned nearly $33 million during his stint with the Red Sox, and he’s slated to earn another $27 million the following year.
The young right fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers lives in Encino, California. Mookie Betts and his family recently acquired a $7.6 million house.
Similarly, the property, which is around 20 miles from Dodger Stadium, was once owned by NFL coach Chip Kelly.
The opulent residence, which spans two levels and covers 9,300 square feet on the long, narrow land, has nine bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.
A big motor court and two front-facing garages with a double-door foyer are also included in the home.
Mookie Betts keeps his automobile collection to a minimum. The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is owned by a young baseball player. The automobile is priced at $59,900 as a starting point.
He also has a BMW 7 Series premium automobile. The BMW 7 Series has a starting price of $86,800 and may go up to $103,000.
Mookie Betts has also driven Toyota and Nissan automobiles in the past.
Betts’s Charity Work
Mookie Betts, a baseball player with the Boston Red Sox, has participated in a number of charitable activities.
Betts and his family and friends were seen distributing food to Boston’s homeless in 2018 after the Red Sox won Game 2 of the World Series.
Betts has previously delivered meals to the homeless in Boston on the spur of the moment.
Similarly, in August 2017, he took part in a charity bowling match organized by the Professional Bowlers Association. He raised $150,000 for Pitching In for Kids and One Mission as a result of the event.
Mookie Betts, unlike his peers in other sports, does not have a large endorsement agreement portfolio.
He was presented with a couple of endorsement opportunities two years after receiving his multi-million dollar contract.
Axe Bats is one of his well-known sponsorship deals. He was the first MLB player to sign a deal with the innovative bat company.
Betts’ bat designs are based on an axe bat for superior performance, and he has been the face of several commercial efforts.
He was also featured heavily in commercials on the company’s website, detailing design input and features.
Betts’ axe bats were the most comfortable bats he has ever handled, according to Mookie, and he had four multi-home run games in the MLB since converting to an axe bat.
We can exclusively reveal that the Los Angeles Dodgers star, 28, is engaged to his 15-year girlfriend, Brianna Hammonds.
Betts tells PEOPLE, “Brianna has been by my side since we were adolescents.” “We’ve developed mentally, physically, and spiritually as a team. She is my dearest friend, my child’s mother, my lover, and my upcoming wife.“
Hammonds, 26, and Betts, who were in seventh and eighth grades at the time, met in middle school. The couple has one kid together, a girl born in November of last year.
In Nashville, Tennessee, the athlete proposed to his girlfriend with a dazzling cut, 7-carat diamond, devising a scheme to surprise her when he got down on one knee.
Mookie Betts: Quick Facts
|Full name||Markus Lynn “Mookie” Betts|
|Birthdate||7 October 1992|
|Birthplace||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Residence||Franklin, Tennessee, United States|
|Age||29 years old|
|Father’s name||Willie Betts|
|Mother’s name||Diana Benedict|
|High School||John Overton High school|
|College||University of Tennessee|
|Wife’s Name||Brianna Michelle|
|Children’s Name||Ken Betts (born in 2018)|
|Height||In feet – 5′ 9″
In centimeters – 175 cm
|Weight||In kilograms – 81 kg
In pounds – 175 lbs
|Body Measurements||Chest size: 41″
Biceps Size: 32″
|Profession||Professional Baseball Player|
|MLB Debut||June 29, 2014|
|Debut team||The Boston Red Sox|
|Salary||Approximately $27 Million in base salary|
|Teams||Boston Red Sox (2014-2019)
Los Angles Dodgers (2020-present)
|Net worth||$50 million|
|Sources of Wealth||Professional Football, Endorsement|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|