Anthony Rizzo

Anthony Rizzo

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Anthony Rizzo is an American professional baseball player. Anthony Rizzo is the first baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Early Life

Anthony Rizzo was born Anthony Vincent Rizzo on August 8, 1989. His birthplace is Parkland, Florida, USA. Similarly, his parents are John Rizzo and Laurie Rizzo. He also has an older brother named John. Likewise, he is 32 years old.

This player began playing baseball at ‘Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’ in Parkland, Florida. From there, he was picked by the ‘Boston Red Sox’ for the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft in the sixth round. Furthermore, during the 2017 season, this player chose “Tony” as his nickname for the Players Weekend.

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Caption: Anthony Rizzo’s childhood picture with his brother John. Source: Instagram

Career and Professional Life

Anthony played in MLB for the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs previously. This player is a three-time All-Star. Through his philanthropic ventures, Rizzo 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.

This player 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. Similarly, he was traded to the San Diego Padres after the 2010 season along with 3 other prospects in exchange for All-Star first baseman Adrián González.

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Caption: Anthony Rizzo while playing. Source: Pinstripe

Anthony made his MLB debut in the year 2011 with San Diego. Similarly, 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 the year 2014 through 2016. And, also won the Silver Slugger Award, Roberto Clemente Award, Gold Glove Award, and won the 2016 World Series with the Cubs over the Cleveland Indians.

Similarly, during the 2021 season, the Cubs traded him to the Yankees. Anthony hit a home run in each of the 1st 2 games of the season making him only the 2nd player in the modern era to homer in his first 2 games with a new team. And again in that team’s first 2 games the following season. Moreover, he chose to play for Italy in the 2013 World Baseball Classic before the MLB 2013 season

Personal Life

On June 1, 2017, he proposed to his girlfriend Emily Vakos. The two met when the Cubs were in Arizona for spring training in 2016. And, they married on December 29, 2018. Moreover, in the year 2020, the two adopted a dog, which they named Kevin.

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Caption: Anthony Rizzo and his wife’s photo. Source: Instagram

Health Issues

In April 2008, he was diagnosed with limited state classical Hodgkin lymphoma. Then, he went through chemotherapy for 6 months. Moreover, on November 18, his doctor told him he “could live a normal life.” Rizzo established an ‘NGO’ named ‘The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation,’ in the year 2012, to help the families fighting cancer and also for research on the disease.

Body Measurements

This player stands tall at a height of 6 feet 3 inches. And, he has a weight of 109 kilos. Talking about his body stats, his chest-waist-biceps size is 43-33-15 inches respectively. Similarly, his hair is of light brown color whereas his eye color is of dark brown color.

Social Media and Net Worth

This player’s ‘@ARizzo44’ Twitter account has earned over 886.9K followers. And, his Instagram page ‘@arizz_44’ has gained more than 840K followers.

Rizzo might have earned a good amount of money throughout his career. However, as per sources, his net worth is around $27 million.