Mookie Betts makes history with another 3-home run game


Mookie Betts offered a pretty powerful reminder Thursday.

On what was perhaps the worst day of a terrible 2020 season for the Red Sox, the Dodgers' outfielder did what he had done five other times in a Boston uniform -- swat three home runs in a single game. Nobody in the history of baseball has managed that many games with that many home runs at such a young age ...

With a career total of 43.0 bWAR coming into tonight (1.2 this year), Mookie Betts has surpassed the 7-year peak (WAR7) of the average Hall of Fame right fielder (42.4). One of those seven seasons is 52 games, the other is 18 (so far).

— Jay Jaffe (@jay_jaffe) August 14, 2020

"I'm just doing what I can, I think the guys around me make it easy."@mookiebetts speaks with @alannarizzo following his three-HR night.

— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) August 14, 2020

Triple threat.

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 14, 2020

Mookie Betts has hit 3 home runs tonight.It's the 6th time in his career that he has homered 3 times in one game.He joins Hall of Famer Johnny Mize and Sammy Sosa for the most such games in MLB history.

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 14, 2020

Mookie makes history.

— MLB (@MLB) August 14, 2020

The only players in @MLB history with SIX career 3-homer games:1. Johnny Mize2. Sammy Sosa3. Mookie Betts

— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) August 14, 2020