The Dodgers have Mookie Betts on their team, and he’s going to be here for a very long time. After signing his 12-year extension on Wednesday, Mookie reached his first milestone with the team the following night.
For a guy that already had almost 1000 career hits, it was almost a surprise to see Mookie ask for the ball after his hit on Thursday. But that ball carries plenty of significance, marking his first hit with the Dodgers. There are sure to be plenty more to come, but that one is special to him.
— Bryan Kephart (@thundercrat) July 24, 2020
Betts singled during the seventh inning in what would spark a five-run rally against the Giants. Mookie also scored the go-ahead run on a close play at the plate that only he could really make. The Dodgers wouldn’t relinquish the lead after that.
Mookie Betts said the ball from his first hit as a Dodger will go up on display in his house.
— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) July 24, 2020
Betts also reportedly was able to get the lineup card from the game as well, adding to his memorabilia. It will likely go into the same room as his World Series ring, three Silver Sluggers, four Gold Gloves, his MVP, and every other piece of hardware he has on his trophy shelf. In short, the Dodgers got a good one in Mookie Betts.