Red Sox OF Betts to become two-sport pro — via bowling

Mookie Betts is apparently good at everything.
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Quick, name something Mookie Betts isn’t good at.

If you guessed bowling, you’d be wrong. Very wrong.

In fact, the Boston Red Sox outfielder will be participating in a Professional Bowlers Association event in December.

Yes, that same Mookie Betts that hit .291 with 18 homers this season and is known for doing things like this:

To be sure, this isn’t a marketing or publicity stunt. Betts is a legitimately good bowler. According to NESN, he competed at a high level in high school, despite not practicing because of his time devoted to baseball:

"Betts’ family apparently used to bowl all the time — his mom’s side versus his dad’s side — and the John Overton High School graduate excelled at the sport as a result. According to Betts, he finished second in (the Tennessee) states in high school."

There hasn’t been two-sport pro in baseball since Drew Henson back in the early 2000s, so it’s good to see Betts changing that.

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