Isn’t success the essence of everything? We all have the desire to be successful in one way or another. While some of us have to try a whole range of things before we find our true calling, others don’t have to go so far to find their own, and it’s only fair to say that the latter was the case with Anthony Rizzo on his way to becoming a World Series winner.
The Early Days Of Rizzo’s Life
Anthony Rizzo, born on August 8, 1989, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, is the son of John and Laurie Rizzo. He attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which he graduated from in 2007.
Anthony Rizzo’s baseball career began at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, where he eventually rose to the sixth draft round at the Boston Red Sox in 2007. He was initially recruited to transfer to Florida Atlantic University before joining the Boston Red Sox.
In December 2010 Anthony Rizzo, Casey Kelly, Reymond Fuentes, and Eric Patterson joined the 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 Christian believers and have their ethnicity as Italo-Americans. The family’s origins can be traced back to the Sicilian town of Ciminna in Italy. It is said that the family has a penchant for helping the society, this is an important trait of Anthony Rizzo himself.
Earlier in his life, Anthony Rizzo was diagnosed with limited classic Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This was in April 2008 and after the diagnosis, Rizzo had to undergo chemotherapy for six months. On September 2, 2008, Rizzo’s doctor told him that he was in remission, and at that time he still had about six weeks of treatment and some follow-up examinations ahead of him. Surprisingly, at the same time that Anthony was fighting cancer, his grandmother got breast cancer.
In 2010, the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation was established and is run by Rizzo’s family and his management team. The Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support cancer research and also to help support families fighting the disease.
His Family, Parents, and Daughter
There were no claims that he had a child somewhere, so it is safe to say that he does not have a daughter yet.
As mentioned earlier, Rizzo was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He’s 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’s for sure, Anthony’s a good-looking guy, so it won’t be a shock when they discover he’s been kidnapped. A few years ago, it was reported that he might be with Chelsea Smith, and they were a good couple. They were photographed together at Rizzo’s New Year’s Eve boat party.
He was also associated with another gorgeous woman, Emily Vakos. Given his affairs with Chelsea and Emily, it was a surprise when Rizzo admitted in an interview in 2014 that it was difficult for him to ask a girl out. He also admitted that he had once downloaded Tinder, but eventually thought it was “so ridiculous” and decided against using Tinder.
Anthony is not married yet, but he is as close as he can get. He is engaged to the aforementioned Emily Vakos. The two met when Rizzo’s baseball team, the Cubs, were on a training trip to Arizona in spring 2016. Through the magic of the internet, we were able to find out exactly what the couple was up to. They made it a habit to travel the globe together. Together they rang in the New Year in the British Virgin Islands.
The couple has also been to Thailand and Vietnam together. Emily has a degree in nutrition and food management from the University of Arizona, and this must somehow affect Anthony’s eating habits, she is also a real estate agent in Chicago. Good catch, Rizzo. On June 1, 2017, he also asked the question in a big way. He made movies on Lake Michigan with fireworks brought to life.
Height and Weight
Due to the fact that Rizzo is an athlete, it would not be out of place 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 about 108 kg (240 lb). In addition, his chest, waist, and biceps measure 43, 33, and 15 inches respectively.