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An American professional baseball player Anthony Rizzo currently plays for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Basketball as a first baseman. In 2011 he made his MLB debut with the San Diego Padres after he was selected in the sixth round of 2007 MLB Draft. He was born on August 8, 1989, in Fort Lauderdale.
He is the first Chicago Cubs player to have three game-winning RBIs in his first five games. In 2013, he played in the ‘World Baseball Classic’ for Italy. He has won an ‘All-Star’ thrice. He has been honored with the ‘Silver Slugger Award’, ‘God Glove’, and Platinum Glove Award’.
Height / Weight / Age
Anthony Rizzo has a towering height of 190 cm and in feet inches; his height is 6’3”. His weight is 108 kg in Kilograms or 240 lbs in Pounds. He turned 33 years old. His hair color is light brown and his eye color is dark brown. His body measurement is as follows 43 inches chest, 33 inches waist, and 15 inches biceps.
His net worth is estimated to be $27 million approximately. His salary is $5 million.
Education / Family
He was born to John Rizzo and Laurie Rizzo. He has an elder brother who played as a lineman for the Florida Atlantic University football team. His ethnicity is Italian and his family is from the Sicilian Town of Ciminna. He has attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for education. In 2008, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
|Real Name||Anthony Vincent Rizzo|
|Birth Place||Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
|Date Of Birth||August 8, 1989|
|Height||In centimeters – 190 cm
In feet inches – 6’3”
|Weight||In kilograms – 108 kg
In pounds – 240 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
|Hair Color||Light brown|
|Profession||American baseball player|
|School||Stoneman-Douglas High School, Florida|
|College||Florida Atlantic University|
|Home Town||Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
|Debut||MLB – 2011
International League – 2013
|Fathers Name||John Rizzo|
|Mothers Name||Laurie Rizzo
Career / Fashion And Style
In 2007, Anthony was picked by Boston Red Sox for the 2007 MLB draft in the sixth-round. He signed a contract of $325,000 and scored 12 home runs for the Red Sox. In 2010, he was traded to the San Diego Padres for three-time ‘All-Star’ first baseman, Adrian Gonzalez.
In exchange for Andrew Cashner and Kyung-Min Na, he was traded to the ‘Chicago Cubs’ on January 6, 2012. To make sure his grip in the minor league remains intact, he started the season with an average of 342 in batting along with 23 home runs and 62 RBI’s.
After Mel Hall in August 1983, he became the first rookie ‘Cub’ to hit seven home runs. In 2015, he played in his second ‘All-star’ game where he lost to Josh Donaldson in the first round.
He received most fans vote in the National League in 2016. He helped his team win the ‘2016 World Series’. He has 12 hits in 28 at-bats with 10 RBIs and hit .430 during the streak. He was the youngest player to receive Branch Rickey Award in 2014.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More
He met his girlfriend Emily Vakos on his Spring Training in 2006 and got engaged on June 1, 2017.
|Girlfriends||Emily Vakos (Fiancee)
Here we are providing you the list of his favourite things.
|Favourite Food||All green and hygienic food|
|Favourite Movies||Rocky Movie Series|
Some Interesting Facts About Anthony Rizzo
- He has an Italian descent, thus he chose to play for Italy in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
- He was diagnosed with limited state classical Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in April 2008, he underwent chemotherapy for six months.
- Along with him, his grandmother was suffering from Breast Cancer.
- In 2012, he founded Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation which is a non-profit organization benefiting cancer research and the families fighting the disease.
- His family and his management team run in the entire foundation and Anthony provides oversight and leadership.
- He became the first Chicago Cubs player in the franchise’s history to accumulate three game-winning RBIs in his first five minutes as a Cub in 2012.
- His hobbies are watching movies and listening to music.
- His ethnicity is Italian-American.
- His jersey number is 44.
- In 2011, he joined San Diego Padres and now he is associated with Chicago Clubs since 2012.
- He became the youngest player to receive the Branch Rickey Award as “a strong role model for young people”.