TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 9: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates as he hits a solo home run to complete the cycle in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on August 9, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

9 Times Mookie Betts Was Very Good at Baseball

The Red Sox star has made more than his share of highlight reels.

Last night, Boston Red Sox right fielder and leadoff hitter Mookie Betts went 4-4 with a single, a double, a triple, and a home run, becoming the first MLB player to hit for the cycle in the 2018 season. (Seven players did it in 2017, three in 2016.)

Though only 25, Betts is already a three-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner, and he's currently leading the Major Leagues in batting average (.347) and on-base plus slugging (1.103). In other words, he is very good at baseball. Proof below.

(Pictured above: Mookie Betts gestures toward the Red Sox dugout after hitting a solo home run — and completing his cycle — in the seventh inning of Boston's game against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 9, 2018.)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox dives for a single hit by Logan Morrison #7 of the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning at Fenway Park on April 15, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. All players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day.(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Maddie Meyer/Getty Images DIVING GRAB Betts lays out for a catch against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 15, 2017. BOSTON, MA - JULY 24: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox slides as he avoids the tag by Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers at home plate as he scored the winning run during the eleventh inning on a single by Xander Bogaerts #2 at Fenway Park on July 24, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox won 2-1. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images) Rich Gagnon/Getty Images SLIDING HOME Betts scores an eleventh-inning, game-winning run against the Detroit Tigers on July 24, 2015.

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BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 14: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox reacts as he is given a Powerade bath following a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 14, 2016 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images POWERADE SHOWER After a three-home-run game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in August 2016. BOSTON, MA - MAY 18: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles on May 18, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images MAKING THE ROUNDS After hitting a solo shot against the Baltimore Orioles on May 18, 2018. BOSTON, MA - JUNE 24: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox makes a leaping catch on a ball hit by Mitch Haniger #17 of the Seattle Mariners in the sixth inning at Fenway Park on June 24, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) Jim Rogash/Getty Images FLASHING THE LEATHER Betts robs the Seattle Mariners' Mitch Haniger of a hit, possibly a home run, on June 24, 2018. BOSTON, MA - MAY 02: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox hits a solo home run during the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park on May 2, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images) Tim Bradbury/Getty Images GOING YARD Betts about to connect for a home run against the Kansas City Royals on May 2, 2018. CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 5: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox makes a leaping catch against the Cleveland Indians in the fifth inning on April 5, 2016 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images FULL EXTENSION Against the Cleveland Indians on April 5, 2016. BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 01: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with Xander Bogaerts #2 after hitting his second home run of the game in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 1, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) Greg Fiume/Getty Images CELEBRATION After hitting two home runs in the first two innings of Boston's game against the Baltimore Orioles on June 1, 2016, Betts bashes forearms with teammate Xander Bogaerts.



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