Bowling is one of those sports where it’s easy to play but difficult to master. In all my years of bowling, the best I have done was a 226. So attaining perfection in bowling may be easier than in baseball but it’s still difficult. For Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts, he not only is at the top of his game on the baseball field but on the lanes as well.

In a qualification round of the World Series of Bowling in Reno, NV, Betts threw a perfect 300, bowling 12 strikes in a row. Betts is really keeping his competitive juices flowing in the offseason.

Betts has pretty good form and has some pinpoint accuracy as he rolls over the third arrow from the right. That’s where I usually try to bowl but Betts just does it way better than I do.

Having that kind of accuracy also must be tough to master if you aren’t practicing all the time. I don’t know how much Betts bowls during the baseball season but I have to imagine it’s not as much as the bowling pros. Add the fact that the World Series of Bowling bowls on five different oil patterns, and that makes qualifying so much tougher. So it’s definitely an impressive feat by Betts.


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