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#pounditWednesday, May 31, 2023

Mookie Betts begins career as professional bowler


In 2015, Mookie Betts played in his first full Major League Baseball season, and it was a pretty good one. In 145 games, he hit .291 with 92 runs scored, 18 home runs, 77 RBI, and 21 stolen bases. Not only is Betts productive on the baseball diamond, he is a decent in the bowling alley as well.

Betts is an avid bowler and has been since high school. Now, he’s competing in the World Series of Bowling in Reno, Nevada.

The competition began on Tuesday and, according to the Boston Herald, Betts bowled a 224 in his first game as a professional. He finished the day with a low score of 140 and high of 249. His 196 average left him No. 212 of 244 competitors. Betts, could be done as early as Friday, depending on how things go the rest of the week. If he’s able to advance to the later rounds, Red Sox fans would be able to watch their center fielder on ESPN.

At just 23-years-old, Mookie Betts has a full baseball career ahead of him, one that should be fun to watch and follow. However, don’t be surprised if you see him on television bowling anytime in the near future.


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