Isn’t success the essence of everything? We all have the desire to succeed in one way or another. While some of us have to try a multitude of things before discovering our true calling, others don’t have to go so far to see theirs and, it’s fair to say, that was the case for Anthony. Rizzo on his journey to becoming a World Series winner.
The first days of Rizzo’s life
Born on the 8th day of August 1989, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, Anthony Rizzo is the son of John and Laurie Rizzo. He attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2007.
Anthony’s baseball career began at MarjoryStoneman Douglas where he eventually became a sixth-round draft pick by the Boston Red Sox in 2007. He was first pitched as a transfer to Florida Atlantic University before moving on to to the Boston Red Sox.
In December 2010, Anthony Rizzo, Casey Kelly, Reymond Fuentes and Eric Patterson moved to San Diego Padres. Two years later, in January 2012, he was on his way to the Chicago Cubs where his performances earned him hero status.
The Rizzos are of the Christian faith and their ethnicity is Italian-American. The origin of the family goes back to the Sicilian town of Ciminna, Italy. Family is said to have something to help society, this has been a major attribute of Anthony Rizzo himself.
Earlier in his life, Anthony was diagnosed with limited-state classic Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It was April 2008. After the diagnosis, Rizzo had to undergo chemotherapy for six months. On September 2, 2008, Rizzo’s doctor told him he was in remission and at that point he still had about six weeks of treatment and some follow-up tests to go. Amazingly, at the same time Anthony was battling cancer, his grandmother was suffering from breast cancer.
In 2010, the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation was formed, it is run by the Rizzo family and its management team. The foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to help cancer research and also help families battling the disease.
His family, his parents and his daughter
There have been no claims that he has had a child, so it’s safe to say he doesn’t have a daughter yet.
As mentioned earlier, Rizzo was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is the son of John Rizzo and Laurie Rizzo. The man also has a brother named John Rizzo.
Wife or girlfriend, is Anthony Rizzo married?
One thing is for sure, Anthony looks good, so it won’t come as a shock when we find out he’s been caught. It was reported a few years ago that he was possibly dating Chelsea Smith and they were quite the pair. They were pictured together at a New Year’s Eve boat party hosted by Rizzo.
He has also been linked to another gorgeous woman, Emily Vakos. Given his relationships with Chelsea and Emily, it came as a surprise when Rizzo admitted in a 2014 interview that it was hard for him to ask a girl out. He also conceded that he once downloaded Tinder but ultimately thought it would be “so ridiculous” and decided not to use it.
Anthony is not yet married but is as close as it can possibly get. He is engaged to the aforementioned, Emily Vakos. The pair met when Rizzo’s baseball team the Cubs were on a spring training trip to Arizona in 2016. Via the magic of the internet, we were able to deduce exactly what the couple had been up to. They used to travel the world together. Together they ushered in the new year in the British Virgin Islands.
The pair have also been to Thailand and Vietnam together. Emily graduated from the University of Arizona in nutrition and food management and that must affect Anthony’s diet somehow, she’s also a real estate broker in Chicago. Quite the Rizzo catch. On June 1, 2017, he also popped the question in great style. He brought Lake Michigan movies to life with fireworks.
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Height and width
Due to the fact that Rizzo is an athlete, it wouldn’t be out of place for someone to assume that he is well built. Here are some of his body measurements; he stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches and weighs around 240 lbs (108 kg). Additionally, his chest, waist, and biceps measure 43, 33, and 15 inches respectively.