29 Facts About Addison Russell

1. Addison Russell was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 21, 2015, with the Chicago Cubs.

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2. Addison Russell was born on Sunday, January 23, 1994, in Pensacola, Florida.

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3. Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball last week.

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4. Addison Russell is an American professional baseball infielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball.

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5. Addison Russell is the first player of Filipino-American descent to hit a grand slam in a World Series game.

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6. Addison Russell hit the 19th grand slam in the history of the World Series in the sixth game and tied an MLB record of 6 RBI by one player in a game on a team facing elimination from the fall classic.

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7. Addison Russell hit a triple in the late innings of the third NLDS game and was slightly injured sliding into third.

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8. Addison Russell committed only two errors in 52 games as the regular Cubs shortstop.

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9. Addison Russell was then promoted to the Vermont Lake Monsters and hit.

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10. Addison Russell received a $2.625 million signing bonus for signing with the A's instead of attending Auburn.

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11. Addison Russell was ranked as the No 18 high school prospect by Baseball America and as the No 24 high school prospect by Perfect Game.

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12. Addison Russell was adopted by his stepfather, Wayne, at 13 years old and took the name Addison Wayne Russell.

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13. Addison Russell was born on January 23, 1994, in Pensacola, Florida, the eldest of four children raised by mother Milany Ocampo-Russell and stepfather Wayne Russell.

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14. Addison Russell made his MLB debut in April 2015 and was an All-Star in 2016.

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15. Addison Russell is mourned by his best friends, dogs Jackie and Ceilidh.

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16. Addison Russell was intentionally walked and then Ian Happ drew a walk of his own.

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17. Addison Russell needs to explain himself before the Cubs consider bringing him back.

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18. Addison Russell recently shook the baseball world by violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.

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19. Scott Boras anticipates Addison Russell remaining with Cubs originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.

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20. Addison Russell chose "Addy" as his nickname for the Players Weekend during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

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21. On September 16, 2017, Addison Russell returned from a long stint on the disabled list, and homered in his first at-bat.

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22. Addison Russell finished the year with 95 RBIs and became the second Cub shortstop with over 90 for a season.

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23. Addison Russell had a bases-loaded game-winning hit in a late-season game against the San Francisco Giants.

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24. Prior to the 2013 season, Addison Russell was the Athletics' best prospect according to Baseball America.

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25. Addison Russell started his career with the Arizona League Athletics, where he hit.

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26. Addison Russell was drafted by the Oakland Athletics with the 11th overall pick of the first round in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft out of Pace High School in Pace, Florida.

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27. In November 2011, Addison Russell signed a National Letter of Intent to play college baseball at Auburn University for the Tigers baseball team.

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28. Addison Russell played high school football at the running back position.

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29. Addison Russell attended Pace High School in Florida and in 2010 led his high school to a class 5A FHSAA baseball state championship and a runner-up finish in 2012.

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