37 Facts About Anthony Rizzo

1. Anthony Rizzo was a favorite of team executive Jed Hoyer, who drafted Rizzo when Hoyer was in Boston, acquired him when he served as the general manager position in San Diego and acquired him again when he took over as Chicago's GM.

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2. Anthony Rizzo started with the 2011 Tucson Padres, where he batted.

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3. Anthony Rizzo became the first player in Chicago Cubs history to have three game-winning RBIs in his first five games with the team.

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4. Anthony Rizzo began his baseball career at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as a sixth-round draft pick by the Boston Red Sox in 2007.

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5. Anthony Rizzo posted a photo with Dancing With The Stars contestant and former Cubs catcher David Ross, with Vakos.

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6. Anthony Rizzo talks about how the team celebrated his engagement last week.

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7. Anthony Rizzo was a graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and a longtime Parkland resident.

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8. On February 15, 2018 Anthony Rizzo delivered an emotional speech at the vigil for the school shooting victims in Parkland, Florida.

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9. Anthony Rizzo proposed to girlfriend Emily Vakos on June 1, 2017.

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10. Anthony Rizzo chose "Tony" as his nickname for the Players Weekend during the 2017 season.

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11. Anthony Rizzo has an older brother, John, who was a lineman for the Florida Atlantic University football team.

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12. Anthony Rizzo received the Gold Glove Award for the second time in his career.

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13. On October 27 Anthony Rizzo was named as the 2017 recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award for his charity's work to find a cure for childhood cancer.

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14. Anthony Rizzo led the majors in hit by pitch, with 24.

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15. Anthony Rizzo finished second behind the Nationals Ryan Zimmerman in a tight race for starting NL first baseman in the 2017 All-Star Game.

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16. Anthony Rizzo had 12 hits in 28 at bats with 10 RBIs and hit.

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17. Anthony Rizzo was an integral part of the last three victories over the Los Angeles Dodgers and led the Cubs to their first World Series appearance since 1945.

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18. Anthony Rizzo was one of six finalists for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award and was the Cubs nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award.

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19. Anthony Rizzo played in 155 games with 583 at bats and scored 94 runs.

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20. Anthony Rizzo started as the first baseman at the 2016 All-Star game, receiving the most fan votes in the National League.

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21. Anthony Rizzo hit his 100th career home run and 300th RBI on September 8, 2015, against Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha.

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22. Anthony Rizzo was elected on the player's ballot for the 2015 All-Star Team.

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23. Anthony Rizzo was voted into the All-Star game via the final vote by fans along with White Sox pitcher Chris Sale.

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24. Anthony Rizzo placed 2nd for the Gold Glove award for first basemen.

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25. On May 12, 2013, Anthony Rizzo agreed to a 7-year, $41 million deal.

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26. Anthony Rizzo led National League rookies that month in homers, hits (32), RBIs (17), and total bases (55).

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27. Anthony Rizzo hit seven homers in July, the most by a Cubs rookie in a calendar month since Mel Hall hit nine in August 1983.

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28. Anthony Rizzo became the first player in Cubs history to have three game-winning RBIs in his first five games with the team.

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29. Anthony Rizzo started the 2012 season with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs.

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30. Anthony Rizzo blamed himself for calling up Rizzo to the majors too early in San Diego.

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31. Anthony Rizzo finished his first season in San Diego hitting only.

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32. On July 21, 2011 Anthony Rizzo was demoted back to Triple-A, and Blanks was promoted.

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33. Anthony Rizzo started the 2011 season in Triple-A with the Tucson Padres.

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34. Anthony Rizzo was heading for Florida Atlantic University before he was drafted and signed with a $325,000 signing bonus.

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35. Anthony Rizzo was a sixth-round draft choice out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in the 2007 Major League Baseball draft by the Red Sox.

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36. Anthony Rizzo was traded to the San Diego Padres after the 2010 season along with three other prospects in exchange for All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.

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37. Anthony Rizzo was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the sixth round of the 2007 MLB draft and became a top minor league prospect in the Red Sox organization.

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