It’s safe to say that the Dodgers have never had a guy like Mookie Betts on their team. There are arguments that can be made for players of that past, but watching him on a daily basis truly is a gift as a fan of the sport.
On Tuesday night in Game 1 of the World Series, all of Mookie’s tools were on display once again. Betts ran wild in the game, swiping two bases in the 5th inning and scoring a run on a close play at the plate. The Dodgers outfielder would go on to hit an opposite-field homerun in the 6th inning to build on his playoff lore.
That homerun combined with the two stolen bases put Mookie Betts into a new bracket of legendary. He became the only player in MLB history to steal two bases and hit a homerun while scoring two runs in the World Series. He would say the Dodgers winning is the most important thing, but what an achievement.
Mookie Betts: first player in World Series with a home run, two stolen bases and two runs scored (and millions of free tacos).
— Alden González (@Alden_Gonzalez) October 21, 2020
Mookie was a big part of the reason why the Dodgers were able to take Game 1 in such dominant fashion. He wasn”t the only factor though, as Los Angeles came together to out up 8 runs against a very good Rays pitching staff.
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