Mookie Betts LOL Network

You know Mookie Betts as a two-time World Series champion outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

His illustrious career had him earning six All-Star selections with just as many Gold Glove Awards, and an MVP Award and batting title.

But his 10-year career almost wasn’t.

He even admitted he wasn’t very good at baseball when he was younger.

Yeah, I was shocked to hear it too.

“I was playing so bad a month straight,” Betts told comedian and actor Kevin Hart during an episode of Cold As Balls from LOL Network. “The only reason why I didn’t go back to school was because that night, we played extra innings, and I had an ACT the next morning. So I didn’t get home until 1:00, and I was like, ain’t no way I can wake up at 7:00 to get to the ACT by 8:00, so I was like, you know what, I’m just going to miss it.”

Betts said he found out there was an expiration date for the standardized test, but that didn’t matter — he ultimately failed it.

Between that, and the mechanical change he made, he became successful in the game.

With all of his achievements, Betts said the only thing left for him in his career is to become a Hall of Famer.

That seems very possible.

[Cold as Balls] Photo used with permission of LOL Network.

About Jessica Kleinschmidt

Jess is a baseball fan with Reno, Nev. roots residing in the Bay Area. She is the host of "Short and to the Point" and is also a broadcaster with the Oakland A's Radio Network. She previously worked for and NBC Sports Bay Area.