Baseball is amongst the most loved sports in the USA, with baseball leagues happening throughout the year, this superstar has featured in almost all of them.
From playing in minor leagues to making his debut in Major League Baseball(MLB) for Boston Red Sox on 24 June 2016, Mookie Betts has achieved the unthinkable becoming the first player in Major League history to win the Most Valuable Player, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove and World Series in the same season in 2018.
Tasting success in sports from his high school days, Mookie was an overachiever, excelling in basketball, bowling, and baseball. In 2010, he was named the District 12-AAA League MVP for basketball, Tennessee boys Bowler of the Year, and also signed a baseball scholarship letter to attend the University of Tennessee.
Here is a quick peek of his personal and professional life!
Gay, Girlfriend, Married (Wife) Or Single
Mookie Bettis is not gay and currently engaged to Brianna Hammonds, the lovely couple knew each other from middle school and have been dating for over ten years. They later got engaged in 2015 and were blessed with a baby girl on 7 November 2018
Parents: Mookie Betts and Brianna Hammonds with their newborn daughter on 7 November 2018 (Photo: Mookie Betts' Instagram).
However, the couple didn't come up public until 2013 when Betts celebrated the eighth anniversary with his girlfriend, Brianna, posting a picture of them on Instagram.
The pair are yet to get married but happy together.
Parents & Family Background
Mookie Betts is one lucky fellow, always having that x-factor to be a sportsman from a small age to getting parents who believed in him.
Born on 7 October 1992, in Nashville, TN, Mookie is the son of Veteran of U.S Air Force Willie Betts and mother, Diana Benedict. His real name is Markus Lynn Betts, which his parents chose intending that his initials would be "MLB."
Motivating her child in every step, it was his mother Diana who believed in his instincts and coached him when everyone else thought he could not play against the other big boys.
Being one of the most reputed baseball players of the country can sometimes be very intimidating, but the 2018 season American League MVP Mookie has lived up to peoples expectations and challenges thrown at him.
Agreeing a $20 million salary deal with the Boston Red Sox on 11 June 2019, the right fielder exceeded his previous salary by $9.5 million. Although his earnings from sponsors, band endorsements are not known, he is estimated to have a net worth of $6 million.