Markus Lynn Betts, simply called Mookie Betts is an American born professional baseball player who plays the position of a right fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team of the Major League Baseball(MLB).
Mookie was born to parents Diana Benedict and Willie Betts on October 7, 1992, in Nashville, Tennessee in the United States of America. He played baseball in high school at the John Overton High School in Nashville.
In November 2010, he signed a letter of commitment to play college baseball at the University of Tennessee on a baseball scholarship after high school.
Unfortunately, that commitment could not be fulfilled as he chose to play for the Boston Red Sox team after they selected him in the 2011 MLB draft. He received a signing bonus worth $750,000 from the Red Sox team after he signed with them.
Mookie was promoted to the major leagues in June 2014 by the Sox. amd he made his MLB debut that same month for the Sox. In February 2020, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers signed a 12-year contract extension with him in July 2020. The contract is to last through the 2032 baseball season and is worth $365 million.
Mookie Betts Children: Does Mookie Betts Have Kids?
Mookie Betts has a daughter, Kynlee Ivory Betts with his wife, Brianna Hammonds. She was born on November 6, 2018.