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Mookie Betts

Date of birth: 7 October 1992
Primary position: Center Fielder

Career Batting Statistics through 2018 Season

SeasonABRHHRRBIBBSBAVG
20141893455518217.291
20155979217418774621.291
2016672122214311134926.318
2017628101166241027726.264
201852012918032808130.346
TOTAL2606478789110390274110.303

Awards and Recognition with Boston

Batting Champion (.346), 2018
Gold Glove Award (RF), 2016
Gold Glove Award (RF), 2017
Gold Glove Award (OF), 2018
Most Valuable Player Award, 2018
Silver Slugger Award (OF), 2016
Silver Slugger Award (OF), 2018
Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award (OF), 2016
Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award (Overall), 2016
Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award (OF), 2018

Memorable Moments for Mookie Betts

  • 2015 April 2015 - Mookie Betts' groundball single through the drawn-in infield plates Xander Bogaerts with the winning run as the Red Sox walk off with a 6-5 win over the Blue Jays at Fenway Park.
  • 5 May 2015 - Mookie Betts homers twice in a 2-0 win for the Red Sox over the Rays at Fenway Park. At 22 years and 210 day, Betts becomes the youngest player since Jim Rice in 1975 to hit two homes runs in a game, and the youngest leadoff hitter to do so for Boston since Bobby Doerr in 1939.
  • 24 July 2015 - Shortstop Xander Bogaerts plates center fielder Mookie Betts from second base in the 11th innings as Boston walks off with a 2-1 win over Detroit at Fenway Park. The win snaps an eight-game losing streak for the Red Sox.
  • 31 May 2016 - Mookie Betts hits three home runs and plates five in a 6-2 win for the Red Sox over the Orioles in Baltimore. He is the first leadoff hitter in Red Sox history to hit three home runs in one game and the first to hit a home run in each of the first two innings.
  • 1 June 2016 - For the second night in a row, Mookie Betts hits home runs in each of the first two innings of a ball game, the first player in Major League Baseball history to accomplish the feat. Unfortunately, it's not enough to spark the Red Sox, who lose 13-9 to the Orioles in Baltimore.
  • 3 August 2016 - Mookie Betts is named American League Player of the Month for July 2016. In 23 games, Betts batted .368 with 15 runs scored, 10 doubles, five home runs, 15 RBI, and five stolen bases.
  • 14 August 2016 - Mookie Betts hits three home runs in Boston's 16-2 rout of Arizona at Fenway Park. It is the second time this season that the Red Sox right fielder has hit three home runs in a game, matching Ted Williams as the only players in franchise history with multiple three-HR games in a single season.
  • 1 October 2016 - Right fielder Mookie Betts goes 2-for-4 in a 4-3 Red Sox loss against the Blue Jays at Fenway Park. The two hits give him 214 for the season, putting him in third place behind Wade Boggs (240 in 1985) and Tris Speaker (222 in 1912) for the most hits by a Red Sox player in a single season.
  • 2 July 2017 - Mookie Betts ties a major league record with eight RBI batting as the leadoff hitter as the Red Sox trounce the Blue Jays 15-1 in Toronto. Betts goes 4-for-6 with two home runs and three runs scored to go with his RBI total.
  • 5 September 2017 - The Red Sox rally for two runs in the ninth against Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna, then play another ten innings before the game is decided in the bottom of the 19th inning on a bloop single from Hanley Ramirez that scores Mookie Betts from second, giving Boston a 3-2 win over Toronto. It is the second longest game in the storied history of Fenway Park as the Red Sox use an American League record 12 pitchers for the game.
  • 9 April 2018 - Down 7-2 with two outs and a runner on second in the bottom of the eighth, the Red Sox rally for six runs and win by a final score of 8-7 over the Rays at Fenway Park. Boston pounds out seven straight hits, capped by a double off the bat of Andrew Benintendi to plate Mookie Betts for the game-winning RBI.
  • 17 April 2018 - Mookie Betts hits three home runs for the third time in his career, which ties Ted Williams for the most games with three home runs by a Boston batter as the Red Sox cruise to a 10-1 win over the Angels in Anaheim.
  • 2 May 2018 - Mookie Betts hits three home runs in a single game for the fourth time in his career as the Red Sox edge the Royals 5-4 at Fenway Park. Betts passes Ted Williams for the most three-HR games by a Boston batter and does so in the fewest games by a major league ballplayer (534), surpassing Hall of Fame first baseman Johnny Mize (701). He is also the first player to have four games with three home runs before the age of 26.
  • 2 July 2018 - Rick Porcello helps his own cause with a three-run double off former Detroit teammate Max Scherzer in the top of the second inning as the Red Sox edge the Nationals 4-3 at Nationals Park. Mookie Betts rounds out the final run tally for Boston with a seventh inning home run.
  • 12 July 2018 - Mookie Betts takes the 13th pitch of his fourth inning plate appearance against J.A. Happ and hits a grand slam over everything in left field at Fenway Park to pace the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the Blue Jays. Betts fouls off seven pitches during the at-bat works the count full before unloading on Happ's 46th pitch of the inning.
  • 9 August 2018 - With a home run in the ninth innning, Mookie Betts becomes the first player since Brock Holt in 2015 to hit for the cycle, but it's not enough to spur the Red Sox to victory as they lose 8-5 to the Blue Jays in Toronto. Betts walks in his only other plate appearance.
  • 26 September 2018 - In the first game of a doubleheader at Fenway Park, Mookie Betts collects stolen base number 30, joining Jacoby Ellsbury as the only players in Red Sox history with 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in a single season. Boston wins 19-3 over Baltimore.
  • 30 September 2018 - In the final game of the regular season, the Red Sox thump the Yankees 10-2 at Fenway Park to secure win number 108, a new franchise high water mark for wins in a season. Mookie Betts goes 1-for-2 and wins the American League batting title with a .346 average, the first Boston player to lead the league since Bill Mueller in 2003.
  • 15 November 2018 - Mookie Betts earns 28 of 30 first place votes and runs away with the American League Most Valuable Player Award, the first Red Sox player to win the honor since Dustin Pedroia in 2008. Teammate J.D. Martinez finishes fourth but does get one first place vote.