Beyond being a perennial All-Star and key leadoff hitter for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Mookie Betts has proven to be a dynamic athlete on the basketball court and in a bowling alley.
A multiple-athlete star in high school, Betts incorporates basketball workouts into his offseason and has used his passion on the hardwood to form an AAU team as well. Of course, Betts is just as interested in bowling.
He’s participated in various pro-am tournaments over the years and in 2017 bowled a perfect 300 score in the World Series of Bowling.
Although playing recreationally with family, Betts added another 300 score to his name over the weekend.
While the 29-year-old enjoyed some fun with bowling, he’s also resumed offseason hitting despite plenty of uncertainty hovering over the start of Spring Training and potentially the 2022 regular season as well due to the MLB lockout.
Meanwhile, Betts is among the celebrities who will play in the annual AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which begins on January 31 and runs through February 6.
Betts was bowling when traded to Dodgers
When Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman called Betts after completing a blockbuster trade with the Boston Red Sox in February 2020, the former American League MVP politely asked if he could finish bowling before the two held their conversation.
Friedman revealed the tidbit during a “Backstage: Dodgers” episode on SportsNet LA, and attributed it to Betts’ competitiveness being all encompassing.
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