World Series champ Mookie Betts honored with his own day in Nashville

Posted at 5:52 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 18:52:21-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two-time World Series winner Mookie Betts visited his alma mater, John Overton High School, for a big surprise. Metro Schools and Mayor John Cooper honored him by retiring his No. 7 jersey on "Mookie Betts Day."

Mayor Cooper proclaimed Nov. 12 as Mookie Betts Day during a brief ceremony Thursday. In an interview, Betts said his time at Overton prepared him for life and his baseball career

The MNPS alumnus played Major League Baseball for seven years, including a six-year stint with the Boston Red Sox. In 2020 he moved to the Los Angeles Dodgers and immediately helped lead them to the World Series title. Betts is one of only three players in history to hit two home runs and steal four bases during a World Series.