Card: 2016 Topps Turkey Red Chrome #TRC-25
Anthony Vincent Rizzo (born August 8, 1989 in Parkland, FL) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was a sixth-round draft choice in the 2007 Major League Baseball draft by the Red Sox, and he previously played for the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres. Through his philanthropic ventures, he is a regular finalist for the Heart and Hustle award.
In his first 10 seasons, Anthony has been named to the All-Star game 3 times (2014, 2015, 2016), and has won 4 Gold Glove Awards at first base (2016, 2018, 2019, 2020), as well as a Silver Slugger Award (2016). He has also led the league in Hit-By-Pitches (HBP) three times.
In 2016, he was an integral part of the Cubs last three victories over the Los Angeles Dodgers and led the the team to their first World Series appearance since 1945. In the NLCS, Anthony batted .320, and in the 2016 World Series, Rizzo batted .360 (.484 OBP), scored 7 runs and had 5 RBIs, and helped the Cubs win their first World Series title since 1908.
On February 14, 2018, Rizzo's alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, was the site of one of the worst school shooting sprees in U.S. history, resulting in 17 dead and many wounded. Rizzo rushed to the site in order to take part in the candlelight vigil for the victims the next day and provide some comfort to survivors.
Through his foundation, he convinced some high-profile Cubs fans such as actors Bill Murray and Charlie Sheen, former basketball start Dennis Rodman and television comedian Larry David donated their time and some memorabilia for a celebrity auction in favor of the victims, with the proceeds to be turned over before the season's first game, featuring the Cubs and the Miami Marlins, on March 29th.
As his family originated in the Sicilian town of Ciminna, Anthony chose to play for Italy in the 2013 World Baseball Classic before the MLB 2013 season.
Anthony is active on Twitter at @ARizzo44.
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