Anthony Rizzo Historical Milestones
First baseman and powerfully precise hitter Anthony Rizzo is a South Florida boy that has found much success in the MLB. Drafted by the Red Sox in 2007, Rizzo has found MLB playing time with both the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs, gaining his claim to fame with the Cubs. A 2016 World Series Champion and three-time All-Star, Anthony Rizzo is swinging his way to the MLB charts as the 2014 Breakout Hitter of the year. There's more to this hitter than meets the eye.
Offered a scholarship to play at Florida Atlantic University, Rizzo turned down a collegiate ball career and entered the 2007 MLB Draft straight out of high school. Selected in the 6th round by the Red Sox, Rizzo began to quickly excel in the Minor League System. By 2009 Rizzo was putting up homeruns as if they were base hits. 12 homers in 2009 and 25 the next season, Rizzo began to gain attention of the Majors, but not before a trade to the Padres. In June 2011 Anthony Rizzo made his big debut in the MLB and hasn't looked back since. His first game he hit a triple and led the Padres to a win. His first season with the San Diego Padres allowed him to put up a few hits and low numbers on the board before his demotion to Triple-A and a trade to the Chicago Cubs.
Rizzo quickly showed fans that the Windy City was the place for him. He became the first player in Cubs history to have 3 game-winning RBIs in his first 5 games. An impressive first month led to Rizzo's Rookie of the Month Award and the awards continued to pour in. Now with a Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, Platinum Glove and the Heart and Hustle Award in his trophy room, this young star and face of the Chicago Cubs is well on his way to many years of historic fame.
The youngest player to receive the Branch Rickey Award, Rizzo is a three-time consecutive All-Star. His projected success has left many sports collectors scrambling to invest in Anthony Rizzo memorabilia, a purchase that gives back in value with each swing at home plate. Ideal for the true Cubbies fan or any dedicated MLB fanatic, Anthony Rizzo memorabilia is a must have in every sports collection. Selecting the best item to add to a collection can be tricky. Don't fret, just take a look at the collectibles you can to your collection today:
Collecting Anthony Rizzo MemorabiliaAnthony Rizzo Autographed Photos:Everyone knows a picture is worth a thousand words, but these Anthony Rizzo autographed photos are sure to leave you speechless. Moments of Rizzo's career are captured forever with an action photo. Adding a photo of the Cub's first baseman to your collection is great, but adding a signed Anthony Rizzo photo to your collection is more than great: it's unique and special. From diving plays and celebratory high fives to massive swings behind home plate, any one of our available Anthony Rizzo autographed photos will look great in your home or office while adding value to your collection.