Who is Anthony Rizzo ?
Anthony Vincent Rizzo is an American professional baseball first baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He has previously played in MLB for the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs.
He is a three-time All-Star. Through his philanthropic ventures, he is a regular finalist for the Heart and Hustle award.cq
Rizzo was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the sixth round of the 2007 MLB draft and became a top minor league prospect in the Red Sox organization. He was traded to the San Diego Padres after the 2010 season along with three other prospects in exchange for All-Star first baseman Adrián González. He made his MLB debut in 2011 with San Diego.
Anthony has won the Silver Slugger Award, Gold Glove Award, Roberto Clemente Award, and won the 2016 World Series with the Cubs over the Cleveland Indians.
The Cubs traded him to the Yankees during the 2021 season. And was Signed by the Cubs during the 2022 free agency.
Who is Anthony Rizzo wife Emily Vakos ?
Anthony Rizzo wife Emily Vakos was born in Dallas, Texas on January 9, 1994 to Stephanie Sudwischer and Mark Vakos.
It is still unknown if Emily has any siblings or not.
Anthony Rizzo wife attended Arizona State University where she graduated with a degree in Nutrition and Food Management.
After graduating from college, Emily went on to become a Chicago Cubs nutrition intern which is where she met Anthony.
When did Emily Vakos career began ?
After completing her graduation from Arizona State University in Nutrition and Food Management.
Anthony Rizzo wife Emily Vakos began working as a food nutrition expert.
According to Anthony Rizzo wife LinkedIn profile, Anthony Rizzo wife has worked at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance as a health assistant. Also, from June 2014 to December 2014, the food nutritionist worked at Herbalife in the food health sector.
Previously, Anthony Rizzo wife Emily Vakos used to work at the Mal Malouf Boutique from 2011 to 2012 as a sales associate. From June 2015 to August 2015, Emily has worked as an intern at Scottsdale Unified School district.
Currently, Anthony Rizzo wife Emily Vakos works as a real estate broker near Chicago.
What is Emily Vakos Net Worth ?
The exact Net Worth of Emily Vakos is still unknown. However, She shares a massive fortune of her husband’s, Anthony Rizzo Net Worth.
According to some reports Anthony Rizzo Net Worth is approximately $27 millions.
How did Emily Vakos and Anthony Rizzo meet ?
Back in 2016, Anthony Rizzo was a part of the Chicago Cubs Spring training and Emily worked as a nutrition intern with the Cubs after graduating from the university.
According to some sources it was Anthony who made the first move and asked her for number however, Anthony Rizzo wife Emily wasn’t interested in dating him at first and gave him a fake number instead.
Anthony Rizzo tried again and succeeded this time. The duo began dating away from the media eyes.
When did Anthony Rizzo and wife Emily Vakos got married ?
After dating for a couple of years, On 1 June 2017, Anthony Rizzo proposed his girlfriend Emily Vakos.
One year later on 29 December 2018, Anthony and Emily tied the knot in a lavish weeding.
Anthony Rizzo and Emily Vakos wedding was held in Miami, Florida, hometown of the baseball player.
The guest list was full of big stars and celebrities and friends of the couple, including the famous country singer Brett Eldredge, and David Ross.
Who are the Kids of Anthony Rizzo and wife Emily Vakos ?
Currently, Anthony Rizzo and Emily Vakos are not parents of anyone. The duo got married back in 2108 and have been happily married since.
Although in 2020, Anthony and his wife adopted a dog, which the duo named Kevin.
Interesting facts about Anthony Rizzo’s wife Emily Vakos ?
Anthony Rizzo’s wife, Emily Vakos is a very secretive and shy kind of person and little is known about her personal life, However we have collected some of the lesser known things to the fans:
• Sadly, Anthony Rizzo’s wife Emily Vakos is not much active on social media like her husband. As a result both of her twitter and Instagram Accounts are private.
• Anthony Rizzo wife Emily Vakos attended the Arizona State University and graduated with a degree in Nutrition and Food Management.
• Anthony Rizzo’s wife, Emily Vakos also operates a food blogging website, thanks to her skills as a food nutrition expert.
Anthony Rizzo wife Emily Vakos regularly shares content on health related articles, college projects, and research pieces on her blog.
How did Anthony Rizzo career began ?
Anthony Vincent Rizzo was born on August 8, 1989 to his father, Jhon Rizzo and mother, Laurie Rizzo in Parkland, Florida.
Further, Anthony also has a younger brother but his name is still unknown.
Rizzo was a sixth-round draft choice out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in the 2007 Major League Baseball draft by the Boston Red Sox.
He was heading for Florida Atlantic University before he was drafted and signed, with a $325,000 signing bonus. Rizzo played in the Red Sox organization with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox, Greenville Drive, Salem Red Sox and the Portland Sea Dogs.
Rizzo’s minor league career started at the age of 17 in 2007 in the rookie class with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox.
In only 21 at bats he hit .286/.375/.429 with 1 home run and 3 RBIs. In 2008 at the age of 18 Rizzo played in class A with the Greenville Drive in the South Atlantic League.
In 83 at bats he hit .373/.402/.446 with 0 home runs, and 11 RBIs. Rizzo hit 12 home runs in 2009. In 2010, he hit a combined .260 with an on-base percentage (OBP) of .334 and a slugging percentage (SLG) of .480 along with 42 doubles, 25 home runs and 100 RBIs between stops at High-A Salem and Double-A Portland.
On December 6, 2010, Rizzo was traded along with Casey Kelly, Reymond Fuentes, and Eric Patterson to the Padres for three-time All-Star first baseman Adrián González.
On January 6, 2012, the Padres traded Rizzo and right-handed starting pitcher Zach Cates to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for right-handed starting pitcher Andrew Cashner and outfielder Kyung-Min Na.
Rizzo started the 2012 season with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. He again excelled in the minor leagues, batting .342 with 23 home runs and 62 RBIs before being recalled by the Cubs on June 26
He became the first player in Cubs history to have three game-winning RBIs in his first five games with the team.
He hit seven homers in July, the most by a Cubs rookie in a calendar month since Mel Hall hit nine in August 1983. He also led National League (NL) rookies that month in homers, hits (32), RBIs (17), and total bases (55).
He ranked second among NL rookies in runs scored (14), and he was third with a .330 batting average, .375 on-base percentage, and .567 slugging percentage.
He was also named the league’s July Rookie of the Month.
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