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Dodgers: Mookie Betts Has Plans For His First Dodger Hit



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.

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.

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.

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Mookie we are so happy that you made the decision to be a part of the Dodger Organization for many years to come..And we as Dodger Fans say Welcome!!!

  2. Whenever I think “long-term” and Dodgers in the same sentence, I’m haunted by at least 2 bad “long-term” signings, Darren Dreifort and Kevin Brown. But I’m sure the Dodgers brass of now, don’t have a clue from the Dodgers back then.

  3. Loving this guy more and more. My next jersey is going to be Belli, but closer and closer, Mookie might pass him up before I get it.

  4. I hope Mookie feels welcome here his entire tenure and just ignores the alt right wackos in our fanbase there’s more of us than there are of them so our love will overtake their hate. It’s nothing compared to the people he had to play for in Boston

  5. I’ve read that the MLB Players Association has valued Mookie’s $365 million contract at $306, 657, 882. This is because, although the contract is for the years 2022 through 2032, he gets paid with dollars that are deferred through 2044. By using Excel’s internal rate of return function, the IRR is actually equal to an annual 1.6789%. My question is, “Does anyone know why the MLB Players Association uses a 1.6789% discount rate?”

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