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Anthony Rizzo
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Rizzo with the Chicago Cubs in 2016
Chicago Cubs – No. 44
First baseman
Born: August 8, 1989 (1989-08-08) (age 32)
Parkland, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Left
debut
June 9, 2011, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
(through July 20, 2021)
Batting average .269
Home runs 240
Runs batted in 788
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star (2014–2016)
  • World Series champion (2016)
  • 4× Gold Glove Award (2016, 2018–2020)
  • Platinum Glove Award (2016)
  • Silver Slugger Award (2016)
  • Roberto Clemente Award (2017)
  • Fielding Bible Award (2016)

Anthony Vincent Rizzo (born August 8, 1989) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in MLB for the San Diego Padres. He is a three-time All-Star. Through his philanthropic ventures, he is a regular finalist for the Heart and Hustle award and is considered by many to be one of the most respected players in MLB.

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. He was traded to the San Diego Padres after the 2010 season along with three other prospects in exchange for All-Star first baseman Adrián González. He made his MLB debut in 2011 with San Diego. After being traded to the Cubs in 2012, he developed into an All-Star player, appearing in the All-Star Game three consecutive times, from 2014 through 2016, and winning the Silver Slugger Award, Gold Glove Award, Roberto Clemente Award, and won a World Series championship with the Cubs in 2016.

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