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Anthony Vincent Rizzo is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is a three-time All-Star. Rizzo was picked by the Boston Red Sox in the sixth round of the 2007 MLB draft and became a leading minor league possibility in the Red Sox organization. He was traded to the San Diego Padres after the 2010 season together with 3 other potential customers in exchange for All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. After being traded to the Cubs in 2012, he became an All-Star player.
Rizzo began as the first baseman at the 2016 All-Star game, receiving the most fan votes in the National League By the end of the year, Rizzo had become one of the few players in Cub history to hit over 40 doubles and 30 home runs in the very same year. Only 3 other players in the long history of the Cubs had actually achieved that accomplishment. Rizzo was the first left-handed batter. Rizzo played in 155 games with 583 at bats and crossed the plate 94 times. He was hit by a pitch 16 times, had 170 hits with 43 doubles, 4 triples, 32 home runs and 109 RBIs. He finished the year with a batting average of.292 and was fourth in the ballot for Most Valuable Player. Rizzo’s fielding quality was rewarded with a Gold Glove Award. Rizzo was among six finalists for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award and was the Cubs nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award. After an extremely sluggish start in the postseason, Rizzo broke out of his downturn in the NLCS. He was an essential part of the last three victories over the Los Angeles Dodgers and led the Cubs to their first World Series look since 1945. In the 2016 World Series, Rizzo scored 7 runs and had 5 RBIs, and helped the Cubs win their first World Series title since 1908. He also won the Esurance MLB Award for “Best Social Media Personality” and for “Best Play: Defense.”
In 2017, with the Cubs in a season-long depression and playing.500 baseball, Manager Joe Madden inserted the power hitting Rizzo into the lead-off area in an away game versus the New York Mets on June 13th. In the next 7 games the Cubs went 5-2 and Rizzo hit 4 home runs (3 to lead off a game). By June 20, Rizzo had actually reached base in the first inning in his first seven games as a leadoff hitter and ended up being the first player to reach safely to start the first inning in his first 7 career leadoff appearances in over half a century of Major League baseball. He had 12 hits in 28 at bats with 10 RBI’s and hit.430 throughout the streak. As of June 20, Rizzo had 1,247,219 choose NL starting first baseman in the 2017 All-Star Game and remained a little behind the Nationals Ryan Zimmerman.