Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I learned lots of neat stuff about Mookie Betts from the PBA (Professional Bowlers Association) website

Young Mookie.
Apparently in addition to being a budding MLB superstar, Mookie Betts is also a world-class bowler who probably could've gone pro--and maybe still will.

Betts is entered in the PBA's World Series of Bowling this December.  Here's what I discovered about him from reading the announcement on

- Betts has twice bowled certified perfect 300 games, first winning a tournament at the age of eight.
- Mookie's mom, a bowler herself, got him hooked on it.  She was also his first Little League coach.
- His full name is Markus Lynn Betts.  His parents gave him the initials "MLB" on purpose.
- They were fans of former NBA player Mookie Blaylock (sidebar--that was also the first name of the band Pearl Jam), which is where his nickname comes from.

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