WATCH: LA Dodgers Star Mookie Betts Bowls Perfect 300 Score

Published 01/10/2022, 11:30 AM EST
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 27: Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the eighth inning in Game Six of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 27, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)


LA Dodgers star Mookie Betts has stunned the world with his incredible skills on the baseball field. One of the highest-paid MLB players, Mookie, not only excels on the baseball ground but impresses all in the bowling alley as well.

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Since the initiation of the lockout, MLB business has come to a standstill. Hence, the players have been spending the off-time from their sport, either with their families or pursuing other interests.

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Mookie Betts shows off his bowling skills

29-year-old Mookie Betts is well-known for his astonishing performances on the baseball field as an outfielder. Interestingly, baseball is not the only sport Betts is a perfectionist in.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 06: Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after the Dodgers defeat the San Diego Padres 5-1 in Game One of the National League Division Series at Globe Life Field on October 06, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Betts was just around four when he started bowling; Notably, he was inspired by his parents, who were avid bowlers himself. Interestingly, Betts also competes at the PBA (Bowling) tournament with the same ethics and dedication as an MLB player.

As he cannot practice with his team currently, Mookie spends a lot of his time in the bowling arena. In a remarkable tweet, Betts scored a perfect 300. The scoreboard for Mookie read as ”Marku”, as his full name is Markus Lynn Betts.

Bowling commissioner believes Mookie could have been a star in the field

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PBA commissioner, Tom Clark, had earlier praised Mookie for his incredible bowling skills in the area. Spotting his talent, Clark thinks he has the potential of reaching the top 75 bowlers in the world, had he taken up the sport professionally.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 27: Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the eighth inning in Game Six of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 27, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

β€œNelly, Terrell Owens, Jerome Bettis, Chris Hardwick, they’re all good bowlers who could have success in a rec league. But Mookie is on a completely different level. If he had stuck with bowling out of high school, I have no doubt he would be on the PBA Tour,” Clark said.

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Undeniably, Mookie is one of the best MLB players. However, do you think he would have excelled in the bowling world with the same fame?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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