Player: Rizzo, Mike
Card: 2019 Topps #341 (Autographed)
Position: General Manager/Exec & MiLB 3B/2B/1B
Michael Anthony Rizzo (born December 14, 1960) grew up in Chicago as one of four children. He is a front office executive who is the general manager and president of baseball operations of the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). As team President, he led the Nationals to the franchise’s first World Series in 2019, defeating the Houston Astros in seven games.
After a brief playing career in minor league baseball, Rizzo transitioned into coaching and scouting. He became the director of scouting for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2000. Rizzo joined the Nationals in 2007 as an assistant general manager. He succeeded Jim Bowden as the Nationals’ general manager in 2009, and was promoted to team president in 2013.
His father, Phil Rizzo, was a former minor league baseball player who drove a truck for the city and scouted for the California Angels on a part-time basis. The Angels made Phil a full-time scout, as many of the players he identified reached the majors, and was eventually part of the inaugural induction class that entered the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame, in 2008.
(excerpted from Wikipedia)
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