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Dodgers: Mookie Betts Sets A Ridiculous World Series Record

Mookie doing Mookie things on the biggest stage.



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 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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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. Betts does it all. After two consecutive steals he scored on a hard hit short grounder to first. Few others would have even tried to score. The entire sequence was the epitome of small ball excellence, and nobody does it better than Betts.

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