Anthony Rizzo is a famous American baseball star. He plays at the position of the first baseman. At a very young age of 29, He earned a fair share of fame as a baseball player.
Anthony Rizzo Personal Lifem and Family
He was born as Anthony Vincent Rizzo on 8th August 1989 in Parkland, Florida. According to the information available in Anthony’s biography, his father’s name is John and mother’s name is Laurie and is American by nationality. He has a brother named John who is older than Anthony. Rizzo spent his early childhood in Fort Lauderdale, California.
Anthony went to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to complete his high school education. He started to show his talent as a baseball player when he was in high school The young sportsman started his career as a professional baseball player when he was 18. Despite all his success at a very young age, the sportsman has gone through a lot of trouble when he was diagnosed with cancer in the year 2008. He had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Anthony Rizzo Struggle
Anthony wasn't the only one suffering from this disease; his grandmother was also diagnosed with breast cancer. Anthony was treated through chemotherapy. His chemotherapy course went on for 6 months. He got rid of cancer completely in the year 2012 as his doctor declared him healthy. Anthony established a foundation to help others who suffer from cancer. His foundation is named “The Rizzo Family Foundation”. This foundation’s main focus was to help the cancer patients and also to research for the cure of cancer. Anthony himself holds the top position at the foundation and overlooks the operations.
Anthony Rizzo Marriage and Dating Life
As far as the marital life of Anthony is concerned, he has not married yet. Emily Vakos is his girlfriend. Anthony and Emily first met each other in 2016 in Arizona. The couple dated for more than a year and got engaged on 1st June 2017. There is no news about the couple’s marriage yet. There is no record of Anthony’s past relationships.
Anthony Rizzo ?Professional Career Path
Anthony was selected by the Boston Red Sox during the MLB draft in the year 2007. Rizzo had plans to attend the Florida Atlantic University for higher education, but he was offered a contract by the Boston Red Sox. He signed the contract for 325 thousand dollars and performed well during his years in Red Sox. Anthony went to play for the San Diego Padres in 2010. After playing for 2 years on the team, he got traded and went to play for the Chicago Cubs. He kept on advancing in his field and gave a fair performance.
Anthony Rizzo Net Worth and Facts
Rizzo started to play as the first baseman in the year 2016 and led the Chicago Cubs to the victory in the 2016 World Series and currently plays for the Cubs. Throughout his career, Rizzo has won awards too. He was honored with the title of “All Star” 3 times from 2014 to 2016. Anthony also won the Golden Glove Award in 2016. Anthony’s net worth is around $27 million dollars.
Last Modified: Mar 6, 2020