The story behind Mookie Betts' good luck necklace

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The curiousity grew with every day the necklace brought more and more good fortune.

At first, Mookie Betts didn't think much of the plastic ball and bat he had hung from his neck ever since being given the item by a youngster at spring training. But as the season unfolded, with the Red Sox' outfielder turning in an epic run throughout the season's first month, the presence of the necklace seemed more and more notable.

Betts wanted to give a thank you to the source of the makeshift jewlery, which he could be seen with at all times, both on and off the field.