Mookie's unreal throw nets top play honors

August 3rd, 2020

Mookie Betts' unbelievable throw in Arizona on Friday has earned the Dodgers' newest star Play of the Week honors. 

Betts nabbed Ketel Marte trying to stretch a double into a triple with a 305-foot throw -- on the fly -- from the right-field corner to third base. 

MLB Network announced Betts' throw as MLB's Play of the Week on Monday. It's the first time Betts has won the award. 

Betts' throw was nearly identical to the highlight-reel throw he made last September with the Red Sox to get Avisaíl García at third base at Tropicana Field. Both throws were the exact same distance, 305 feet, and both were from the right-field corner to third base.

Those two Betts throws are tied for the fifth-longest on-the-fly outfield assist since Statcast began tracking in 2015.