Mookie Betts has already proven his baseball talents as a young outfielder for the Boston Red Sox. Now he's chasing another goal: Bowling immortality.
Betts has been an avid bowler since his youth, and he competed for his high school's team, averaging a 240. He did that, mind you, while also playing basketball during the same season.
Betts' love for the game earned him a special invite to the World Series of Bowling. The Professional Bowling Association caught wind of Betts' bowling pedigree and gave him a spot in the tournament.
He didn't disappoint, rolling a 224 in his first game.
— Sean Leahy (@leahysean) December 9, 2015
That isn't a score that's going to vie for a championship, but it proves Betts is no slouch. According to the Boston Herald, Betts bowls several times a week during the offseason, playing with his family.
After his first-round game, Betts ranked 212th out of 240 bowlers competing in the World Series. He still has a shot to advance to the tournament's second round, with first-round games scheduled every day of this week. After Friday, the field will be cut to its top 25 percent.
But given that this is only a hobby for Betts, it's impressive that he's beating anybody. Watch out for him once his baseball days are over.