Was named the recipient of the 2017 Roberto Clemente Award, annually given to the player who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field…was also the Cubs nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016…beginning in 2022 and for the remainder of his career, Rizzo will wear a commemorative “21” patch on the back of his New Era cap in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Roberto Clemente’s tragic passing and as a special tribute to his legacy...Following the 2022 season, was tabbed the winner of the Joan Payson/Shannon Forde Community Service award by the New York Chapter of the BBWAA...Was named one of six finalists for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award in 2017...Was the Cubs Heart and Hustle Award winner in 2013, 2015 and 2016…the award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the game...Was the Cubs finalist for the 2014, 2015 and 2019 Hank Aaron Awards, presented to the league’s top hitter...Was honored as the 2014 Branch Rickey Award winner in recognition of his work in the community with pediatric cancer patients...Played for Team Italy in the World Baseball Classic in March 2013...Started the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation in 2012 to help raise money for cancer research, and to provide support to children and their families battling the disease…the foundation has raised more than $16 million for families battling cancer since its inception…for the past 11 years, the nonprofit has hosted the “Annual Walk-off for Cancer” in Parkland, Fla.…the foundation has also hosted toy drives for pediatric cancer patients and donated meals to oncology patients and staff at New York-Presbyterian, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. and Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Ill.…Rizzo makes regular hospital visits and sends out approximately 1,000 personalized letters and autographed photos to children fighting cancer…the foundation also regularly hosts families impacted by cancer for batting practice and games…in 2022, the foundation distributed more than $1 million in grants directly to families battling cancer to pay everyday household expenses…the foundation’s “Swing for the Fences Auction” in 2022 raised over $800,000...Was diagnosed with Limited State Classical Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in April 2008...Graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where he hit .468 with 48RBI and 28BB as a senior.
In 130 games with the Yankees, hit .224/.338/.480 (104-for-465) with 77R, 21 doubles, one triple, 32HR, 75RBI, 58BB, 23HP and 6SB…matched his career high in home runs (also 32HR in 2014,’16 and ‘17)...His 32HR were tied for the seventh-most in the AL…were tied for the sixth-most among Major League first basemen (min. 80% games at 1B)...His 23HP were the fourth-most in the Majors…matched the second-most by a Yankee in a single season in franchise history (Don Baylor had 24HP in 1985 and 23HP in 1984)...Hit 10HR vs. left-handed pitchers…was tied for the third-most HR in the Majors among left-handed batters vs. left-handed pitchers, trailing only Texas’ Corey Seager (14HR) and Houston’s Kyle Tucker (13HR)...Hit nine HR in the first inning, tied for the fifth-most in the Majors...54 of his 104H went for extra bases (21 doubles, one triple, 32HR)…24 of his final 47H (11 doubles, 13HR) and 35 of his last 70H went for extra bases (13 doubles, 22HR)...Homered in consecutive games eight times (4G from 7/29-8/2, 3G from 8/29-9/18 and 2G from 4/8-9, 4/24-26, 6/3-4, 6/16-17, 6/19-20 and 6/30-7/2-G2)...Reached base in 102 of 124 starts...During the month of April, hit .273/.391/.675 (21-for-77) with 14R, four doubles, 9HR, 21RBI and 11BB in 21 games...Hit a two-run HR in the first inning on Opening Day vs. Boston…marked his fourth career Opening Day home run (also 7/24/20 vs. Milwaukee, 3/29/18 at Miami and 4/1/13 at Pittsburgh)...Hit a game-tying two-run HR in the fourth inning on 4/9 vs. Boston, becoming the 11th player (12th time) to homer in each of the Yankees’ first two games of a season…with Giancarlo Stanton also homering in the first two games, the duo became the first set of Yankees teammates to homer in both of the club’s first two games of a season and just the ninth set of teammates in the Modern Era to each hit home runs in both of their team’s first two games of the season...Recorded multiple RBI in each of the Yankees’ first three games 4/8-10…according to STATS, he was the first Yankees player to have multiple RBI in each of the club’s first three games of a season since Joe DiMaggio in 1949 (also first 3G)...Homered in three of the Yankees’ first six games, becoming just the third Yankee since 2008 to homer in at least three of the club’s first six games (also Aaron Judge-3G in 2020 and Mark Teixeira-4G in 2011)...Reached base in a season-high-tying 12 straight games from 4/19-5/1, batting .311/.404/.778 (14-for-45) with 11R, three doubles, 6HR, 13RBI, 6BB and 2SB over that stretch...Recorded a season-high nine-game hitting streak from 4/20-29, batting .359/.375/.897 (14-for-39) with 9R, three doubles, 6HR, 13RBI and 1BB in that span...Recorded his first career three-HR game on 4/26 vs. Baltimore, hitting a three-run HR in the third inning, a two-run HR in the fifth and a solo HR in the eighth…was the 24th player in Yankees history to hit at least 3HR in a regular season game (33rd time)…was the first to do so since Kyle Higashioka on 9/16/20 vs. Toronto (also 3HR)…was the sixth Yankees first baseman (ninth time) to hit 3HR in a game, joining Mark Teixeira (3HR on 5/8/10 at Boston), Tony Clark (3HR on 8/28/04 at Toronto), Tino Martinez (3HR on 4/2/97 at Seattle), Johnny Mize (3HR on 9/15/50 at Detroit) and Lou Gehrig (four times: 4HR on 6/3/32 at Philadelphia-AL; 3HR on 5/22/30 at Philadelphia-AL-Game 2; 3HR on 5/4/29 at Chicago-AL; 3HR on 6/23/27 at Boston)…was his 20th career multi-HR game and his first since 4/18/21 vs. Atlanta w/ Chicago-NL…his 6RBI tied his career high...Hit 8HR in the Yankees’ first 17 games and 9HR in the club’s first 20G…was just the seventh Yankee (eighth time) to accomplish both of those feats...Was ejected by HP umpire Manny Gonzalez in the eighth inning on 5/19 at Baltimore...Hit his 300th career double with a two-run double in the ninth on 5/26 at Tampa Bay...Hit 10HR in June, his most in a calendar month in his career (previous: hit 9HR in April 2022 and in May 2019)...Hit 8HR in 16 games from 6/3-20 after hitting just 3HR over his previous 33 games from 4/27-6/2(G2)...Hit 11HR in 26 games from 6/3-7/2...Drove in both of the Yankees’ runs on 6/16 vs. Tampa Bay, hitting a game-tying RBI single in the sixth inning and a “walk-off” solo HR in the ninth…marked his ninth career “walk-off” plate appearance, his eighth career “walk-off” hit and fifth career “walk-off” HR...Hit his sixth career grand slam in the fifth inning on 6/17 at Toronto (first since 9/13/19 vs. Pittsburgh w/ Chicago-NL)...Hit his first career pinch-hit HR in the eighth inning on 6/19 at Toronto...Drew a 16-pitch walk in the sixth inning on 6/23 vs. Houston…according to Elias, it was the longest plate appearance by a Yankees batter since 2000, surpassing Brett Gardner’s 15-pitch PA in 2013 (BB) and Derek Jeter’s 15-pitch PA in 2011 (F8)...Reached base in 22 straight starts from 6/30-8/2, hitting safely in 15 of those games…hit .266/.408/.608 (21- for-79) with 20R, six doubles, 7HR, 16RBI, 13BB and 6HP over that stretch...Reached base in 45 of his final 54 starts, hitting safely in 33 of those games (since 6/30-10/5)...Was hit by a pitch in a career-long and franchise-record four straight games from 7/24-28...Hit 5HR in seven games from 7/26-8/2...Played in his 1,500th career game on 7/29 vs. Kansas City...Homered in a career-high-tying four straight games from 7/29-8/2 (also 4G from 7/29-8/1/15)...Was placed on the 10-day injured list on 9/6 (retroactive to 9/3) with headaches following an epidural injection to treat lower back pain…missed 14 team games…was reinstated from the 10-day injured list on 9/18...Was hit by a pitch five times in his final ten games from 9/22-10/5...Was hit by a pitch for the 200th time in his career in the second inning on 10/1 vs. Baltimore…was the ninth player in Major League history to be hit 200 times...Batted .276/.432/.552 (8-for-29) with 4R, two doubles, 2HR, 8RBI, 5BB and 3HP in nine postseason games for the Yankees…hit .294/.429/.529 (5-for-17) with 2R, one double, 1HR, 4RBI, 3BB and 1HP during the ALDS…batted .250/.438/.583 (3-for-12), with 2R, one double, 1HR, 4RBI, 2BB and 2HP during the ALCS...Homered in ALDS Game 1 vs. Cleveland, becoming the third Yankee in franchise history to homer in each of his first two postseason games with the club…joined Shane Spencer and Ruben Sierra… marked the second time he homered in back-to-back postseason games (also 2015 NLDS Game 3 and Game 4 vs. St. Louis)...Hit his ninth career postseason HR during ALCS Game 1 at Houston.
Combined with the Cubs and Yankees to hit .248/.344/.440 (123-for-496) with 73R, 23 doubles, 3 triples, 22HR, 61RBI and 52BB in 141 games...Was just the fifth player to homer for both the Cubs and Yankees in the same season, joining Matt Lawton (2005), Alfonso Soriano (2003), Glenallen Hill (2000) and Rey Sánchez (1997)...Hit .325/.398/.503 (49-for-151) with 6 doubles, 7HR, 11BB and 8HP vs. left-handed pitching…was the 11thhighest BA vs. left-handers in the Majors and the highest in the Majors among left-handed hitters...Batted .248 (80-for-323) with 41R, 16 doubles, 3 triples, 14HR, 40RBI and 36BB in 92 games with the Cubs...In 49 games with the Yankees, hit .249/.340/.428 (43-for-173) with 32R, 7 doubles, 8HR, 21RBI and 16BB...Four of his 8HR as a Yankee and seven of his final 12HR overall either tied the game or gave his club the lead...Reached base in a season-high 17 straight games with the Cubs from 4/28-5/17. Recorded his 19th career multi-HR game on 4/18 vs. Atlanta with the Cubs...Made his second career pitching appearance on 4/28 at Atlanta (0.2IP, 1BB, 1K)...Hit .29...(20-for-68) with 8R, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 1HR, 11RBI and 10BB in 20 games during May after hitting .231 (21-for-91) during the month of April...Recorded his seventh career “walk-off” hit with an RBI single in the 11th inning on 5/5 vs. Los Angeles-NL...Recorded multiple hits in a season-high three straight games from 5/15-17, his longest streak since 7/19-21/19 (also 3G)...Set a season high with 4RBI on 6/8 at San Diego...Homered in three straight games with the Cubs from 7/25-27…marked the ninth time in his career he homered in at least three straight games and the first time since 5/22-24/19 (also 3G)...Hit 5HR in a six-game span from 7/25-31 and 6HR in 10 games from 7/25-8/4...Posted a season-high nine-game hitting streak from 7/23-8/1…batted .419/.538/.935 (13-for-31) with 11R, 1 double, 5HR, 8RBI, 6BB and 2HP over that span…reached base in 12 straight games from 7/23-8/4, hitting .381/.491/.833 (16-for-42) with 14R, 1 double, 6HR, 11RBI and 7BB in that span...Was acquired along with cash considerations from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor league righthanded pitcher Alexander Vizcaíno and outfielder Kevin Alcántara on 7/29...In his first series with the Yankees, batted both first and fourth in the starting lineup…according to STATS, he was the first player since 1901 to start games batting both first and fourth in his first series with a club after joining the team midseason…was just the second Yankee to do so in his first series with the club at any point in a season, joining Roger Maris who did so in his first series of the year in 1960…was just the ninth player in the Modern Era to do so in his first series with a club at any point in the season ...Hit .321/.444/.643 (9-for-28) with 8R, 3HR, 6RBI, 4BB, 1SB, 3HP and 1SF in his first eight games with the Yankees...Recorded 17RBI in his first 29 games with the Yankees from 7/30-9/10...Made his Yankees debut on 7/30 at Miami, hitting a go-ahead solo HR in the sixth inning…according to Elias, was the first Yankee to hit a go-ahead HR in his debut with the club since Giancarlo Stanton on 3/29/18…also was the first Yankee to hit a go-ahead HR in the sixth inning or later in his team debut since Alex Johnson hit a solo HR in the 12th inning on 9/10/7...at Boston...Drove in a run in each of his first six games with the Yankees (7/30-8/4), becoming the first player in franchise history to accomplish the feat since RBI became an official stat in 1920 (previous record: Don Slaught did it in his first five games with the Yankees from 4/9-13/88)…according to Elias, Rizzo was just the fourth Major League player in the last 70 years to record an RBI in his first six games for a team…joined Bobby Murcer (first seven games for Chicago Cubs in 1977), Jimmy Wynn (first six games for Los Angeles Dodgers in 1974) and Jim Spencer (first six games for Texas Rangers in 1973)...Reached base a career-high-tying five times on 7/31 at Miami, going with 2-for-2 with 3R, 1HR, 1RBI, 2BB and 1HP…marked his ninth such game and first since 9/30/18 vs. St. Louis...Homered in each of his first two games with the Yankees (7/30-31 at Miami), becoming just the seventh Yankee to hit a homer in each of his first two games with the team…joined Ji-Man Choi (2G from 7/5-7/17), Aaron Judge (2G from 8/13-14/16), Joe Lefebvre (2G from 5/22-23/80), Dave Kingman (3G from 9/17-19/77), Graig Nettles (2G from 4/6-7/73) and Felipe Alou (2G from 4/14-15/71)…according to STATS, became the first player in Yankees history with two-or-more hits, including a HR, in each of his first two career games with the team…joined Joe DiMaggio and Jerry Lumpe as the only two players to score five runs through two career games with the Yankees...Hit a game-tying RBI single in the eighth on 8/1 at Miami…was his second hit in 2021 that he either tied the game or gave his team the lead in the eighth inning or later (also hit a “walk-off” single in the 11th inning on 5/5 vs. Los Angeles-NL with the Cubs)...Batted .321/.367/.55...(18-for-56) with 11R, ...doubles, 3HR, 8RBI and 4BB in 15 games from 8/26-9/10...Hit a solo HR in the fourth inning and a double in the eighth on 8/31 at Los Angeles-AL, marking his fifth game in 2021 with multiple XBH (first since 6/8 at San Diego with Chicago-NL)...Hit a game-tying two-run HR in the sixth inning on 9/9 vs. Toronto...Hit his 20th HR of the season on 9/10 at the Mets, reaching the 20HR mark for the eighth time in his career (also from 2013-19)…is just one of three players since 2013 to hit at least 20HR in eight seasons, joining Nelson Cruz (8) and Kyle Seager (8)...Recorded a season-high-tying 3BB on 9/12 at the Mets…marked the third time in 2021 he collected 3BB in a game (also 5/12 at Cleveland and 4/21 vs. the Mets, both with Chicago-NL)...Homered in consecutive games from 9/9-10 for the third time in 2021 and second as a Yankee (also 2G from 7/30-31 and 3G from 7/25-27)...Hit his 250th home run of his career on 9/30 at Toronto with a game-tying solo HR in the sixth inning…was the first Yankee to record his 250th career HR since Derek Jeter on 8/17/12 vs. Boston...His eighth-inning double on 9/26 at Boston had an exit velocity of 115.2 mph, his hardest hit in the Statcast Era (since 2015)...Hit a solo HR in the sixth inning of the AL Wild Card Game at Boston on 10/5.
Anthony hit .222 (45-for-203) with six doubles, 11 homers, 24 RBI and a .342 on-base percentage in 58 games...his 11 homers were tied for second on the team...tied for first in the majors with a .998 fielding percentage (1 E/463 TC) at first base with Houston’s Yuli Gurriel...Batted .258 (24-for-93) with seven homers and 13 RBI on the road...hit .191 (21-for-110) with four homers and 11 RBI at Wrigley Field...19 of his 28 walks came at the Friendly Confines...Posted a .304 average (7-for-23) and a .393 OBP in situations deemed close and late...Had six multi-walk games...had four games in which he was both hit by a pitch and drew at least one walk...Went deep in three of the team’s first four games to start the season, previously done by a Cub in 2006 by Derrek Lee...Homered July 26 vs. Milwaukee to become the 10th active left-handed hitter to reach 500 career extra-base hits...Scored a season-high three runs, July 27 in Cincinnati...Reached safely in 32-straight home games from August 7, 2019-August 18 of this season, hitting .367 (36-for-98) with a 1.138 OPS during the run...is one of eight Cubs with multiple streaks of 30 or more games having reached safely at Wrigley Field (had a a 33-game streak at Wrigley Field in 2014)…Recorded his 18th career multi-homer effort, August 29 in Cincinnati (game one).
Anthony posted career-highs in batting average (.293/150-for-512) and on-base percentage (.405)...his .405 OBP ranked fourth-best in the National League...earned his third-career N.L. Gold Glove Award...Led the majors with a .459 home OBP, the best mark by a Cub at home since Hack Wilson's .501 mark in 1930...Batted .354 (90-for-254) in 75 games at Wrigley Field, the best home batting average by a Cub since Derrek Lee's .371 home batting average in 2007...was the second-best home batting average in the majors, trailing only Colorado's Charlie Blackmon (.379)...Hit .307 (119-for-388) with 21 homers off righties...batted .250 (31-for-124) with six homers vs. lefties...Served as the club's leadoff hitter for 12 games, batting .410 (16-for39) with one double, three homers and a .500 OBP in those contests...hit leadoff in every game he played beginning September 12...Recorded his 200th career home run, May 6 vs. Miami, off Sandy Alcantara...Belted his 200th homer as a Cub, May 9 vs. Miami, against Trevor Richards...became the ninth player in franchise history to reach 200 home runs...Had a pair of season-high 13-game hitting streaks...batted .440 (22- for-50) with six homers, May 19-June 1...batted .478 (22-for-46) with a .554 OBP, July 4-22...Homered in three-straight games, May 22-24, including two homers off the right field video board during that span...Hit a game-winning two-run homer in the ninth inning off Kenley Jansen, June 15 at Dodger Stadium...turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 win...Reached base in 23-straight games, June 26-July 24...was ejected from July 24 game by HP umpire Jordan Baker...Hit a go-ahead grand slam, July 19 vs. San Diego...Notched a multi-homer game, August 20 vs. San Francisco, driving in three runs...was his first multi-homer game since 2017...Hit four homers in a five-game span, August 15-20...had hit just two homers in a 50-game span from June 16-August 14...Hit his second grand slam of the season, September 13 vs. Pittsburgh...Suffered a moderate lateral right ankle sprain, September 15 vs. Pittsburgh....was expected to be in a boot for 5-7 days before beginning baseball activities, yet returned to the starting lineup just four days later, September 19 vs. St. Louis (went 1-for-3 with a solo homer)...Batted .400 (16-for-40) with two doubles, one triple, two homers and a .478 OBP in his final 12 games starting September 10.
Anthony became the first left-handed batter in franchise history to record four 100-RBI campaigns as he batted .283 (160-for-566) with 29 doubles, 25 homers and 101 RBI in 153 games ... became the first Cub with at least 100 RBI in four-straight seasons since Sammy Sosa (nine-straight from 1995-2003) ... Led the N.L. with 19 game-winning RBI, the first Cub to lead the league in that category since Sammy Sosa tied for the lead with 21 in 2003 ... Ranked seventh in the N.L. with 101 RBI and was ninth with a .376 OBP ... was third with 20 hit by pitches ... After batting .149 (11-for-74) with a .448 OPS in his first 18 games through April 30, he batted .303 (149-for-492) with a .905 OPS beginning May 1 ... Hit .297 (43-for-145) with four homers and 70 RBI with runners in scoring position ... Recorded a .995 fielding percentage (7 E/1,287 TC) in 153 games at first base ... Was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career April 10 (retroactive to April 6) with lower back tightness ... was reinstated on April 17 ... Batted in the leadoff spot in 27 of 28 games from July 13-August 14 and led the N.L. with a .439 on base percentage during that span ... also ranked fourth in the league with a .340 batting average (35-for-103) ... Collected a season-high five RBI, May 9 vs. Miami, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, one homer and two runs scored ... Drove in a run in eight-straight games with an at-bat, June 2-11 ... was the first Cub to accomplish the feat since Moises Alou had a 10-game run, August 20-29, 2004 ... Drove in a run in 10-straight home games from May 25-June 19 (game one) ... was the fourth Cub since the RBI became an official stat (in 1920) to accomplish the feat, joining Ray Grimes (13 games, 1922), Hack Wilson (10, 1930) and Bill Nicholson (10, 1943) ... thanks STATS Inc ... Hit a game-winning solo homer in the 11th inning, June 11 at Milwaukee ... Collected his 1,000th-careeer hit, August 11 vs. Washington, with a single to right field in the third inning ... 16 days later recorded his 1,000th hit as a Cub with a seventh-inning double ... Hit his fourth-career leadoff home run, May 1 vs. Colorado, surpassing Rick Monday for the most-ever leadoff home runs by a Cubs first baseman ... Had a season-long 11-game hitting streak from May 18-29 ... went 16-for-42 (.381) with four doubles, two homers, 14 RBI, 10 walks and six runs scored during the stretch ... Recorded a career-high tying four hits, going 4-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI in the Cubs' 11-5 win over the Dodgers on June 28 ... Reached base in eight of 10 plate appearances in the doubleheader vs. St. Louis on July 1, going 5-for-7 with a triple and three walks ... became the first Cubs batter to reach base eight times in a doubleheader since Mark Grace in 1995 ... Became the fourth Cubs leadoff hitter since 1907 to reach safely at least four times in three-straight games, July 21-22 vs. St. Louis, and the first since Brian McRae in 1996 ... Made his first-career pitching appearance with two outs in the ninth inning of the Cubs 7-1 loss vs. Arizona on July 23 ... threw two pitches and forced A.J. Pollock to fly out to center field ... Played in his 1,000th game and hit his fourth-career walk-off homer in the Cubs' 7-6 win vs. Arizona on July 26, going back-to-back with David Bote ... his first walk-off homer since September 15, 2014 vs. the Reds ... Went 2-for-4 with three RBI, including a two-run homer, and tied his career high with two stolen bases in the Cubs 8-4 win vs. Milwaukee on August 15 ... batted in the cleanup spot for the first time since July 11 ... Hit a homer in three-straight games, August 21-23, one shy of his career-long streak ... Batted .414 (12-for-29) with four doubles and five RBI in eight games from September 23-30 ... tied his career high with four hits, September 30 vs. St. Louis.
Anthony posted career-highs in OBP (.392) and runs scored (99), while tying his career-high marks in homers (32) and RBI (109) ... appeared in a team-high 157 games, his fifth-consecutive season of at least 140 games... Ranked among N.L. leaders in homers (32, 9th), RBI (109, 5th), runs (99, 9th), total bases (290, t-9th), walks (91, 4th), OBP (.392, 10th) and hit-by-pitches (24, 1st)... Batted .319 (90-for-282) with a .436 OBP in 80 home games compared to a .228 average (66-for-290) with a .349 OBP in 77 road games... Hit 10 homers off left-handed pitchers, tied for second-most in the majors by a left-handed batter, trailing only the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger (12 homers)... Excelled against the Reds, batting .333 (22-for-66) with seven homers and 23 RBI in 18 games ... the 23 RBI are tied for the third-most all-time by a Cubs player against the Reds in a single season... Batted .355 (39-for-110) with nine doubles, seven homers, 30 RBI, 25 runs and 13 walks in 29 August games ... his 30 RBI were the most by a Cubs player in any month since Sammy Sosa's 36 RBI in August of 2001... Was named N.L. Player of the Week for August 14-20 after batting .429 with five runs, three doubles, two homers, 13 RBI, a .484 OBP and a .759 slugging mark in seven games ... was his second-career weekly honor... Had two hitting streaks of at least 12 games, including a career-high 14-game hitting streak from June 6-20 ... hit .420 (21-for-50) with five doubles, five homers, 17 RBI and a .524 OBP during the streak... Homered in three-straight games, April 21-23 and July 15-17 ... the only Cubs player to homer in three-straight games on the season... Connected on a first inning grand slam, August 16 vs. Cincinnati ... marked just the third time in franchise history that the Cubs cleanup hitter hit a grand slam in the first inning with no outs, joining Hank Lieber, September 12, 1939 vs. Boston and Bob O'Farrell, June 14, 1923 vs. Brooklyn... Batted leadoff for the first time in his career in 10-straight games from June 13-23, and reached safely in each of his first seven contests to lead off a game (HR, HR, BB, 1B, 2B, 1B, HR) ... became the only player in the last 60 seasons to reach in his first plate appearance in each of his first seven career games hitting leadoff ... was one of 26 major leaguers with at least three leadoff homers in 2017... The only other Cubs player since 1946 to reach safely leading off seven-straight team games is Richie Ashburn, June 28-July 3, 1960... June 13-14 at Citi Field, he became the first Cub since at least 1920 to hit a home run to lead off a game in each of his first two career games batting leadoff … overall, he became the first player with a leadoff home run in each of his first two career leadoff starts since Arizona's Didi Gregorius on June 4 and 6, 2014 ... was the first Cubs player with consecutive leadoff homers since Tyler Colvin, July 23-24, 2010... June 13 at Citi Field, became the first Cubs first baseman to lead off a game with a home run since Rick Monday on September 11, 1976 at Philadelphia … thanks to Ed Hartig... Delivered a walk-off RBI single in the home opener, April 10 vs. the Dodgers … his single off Kenley Jansen gave Chicago a 3-2 win... Played 157 games at first base, recording a .998 fielding percentage (3 E/1,375 TC)... Ended the season on a career-high 138-game errorless streak at first base dating to April 25, surpassing Hall of Famer Ernie Banks and his 126-game errorless run at first base spanning 1969-70 seasons as the longest by a Cubs first baseman since at least the live ball era started in 1920... Also appeared as a second baseman in 10 contests, moving to that position when setting up for possible bunt and forgoing his first baseman mitt for a regular infielder glove... Made his first career appearances in left field and third base, not recording any fielding chances in two games... Went 5-for-37 with a double, homer, six RBI, two walks and one HBP in 10 postseason games.
Anthony was named to his third-straight N.L. All-Star Team, voted by the fans as the squad's starting first baseman ... set career marks with a .292 average (170-for-583), 170 hits, 43 doubles and 109 RBI ... tied his career high with 32 homers, while putting up a .385 on-base percentage and a .544 slugging mark, good for a .929 OPS in 155 games ... Is the first Cub to make three-straight N.L. All-Star teams since Sammy Sosa made five consecutive, 1998-2002 ... Was awarded a Rawlings Gold Glove, the Rawlings Platinum Glove and a Louisville Silver Slugger award ... he joins Mark Grace and Derrek Lee as the only other Cubs first basemen to win either a Gold Glove or Silver Slugger award ... With 43 doubles and 32 homers, he is the first left-handed hitter in Cubs history to record 40 doubles and 30 homers in a season, and just the fourth overall ... he joins Rogers Hornsby in 1929, Derrek Lee in 2005 and Alfonso Soriano in 2007 ... Ranked second in the N.L. with 43 doubles (tied) and 109 RBI ... was third with 79 extra-base hits, seventh with a .544 slugging percentage, a .929 OPS and 317 total bases, eighth with 32 homers and 10th with a .385 on-base percentage ... Led all first baseman with 125 assists while his .996 fielding percentage (6 E/1,399 TC) ranked fifth in the N.L., leading to his Gold Glove plaudits ... Batted .277 (18-for-65) with five doubles, three homers, 10 RBI and 11 runs scored (tied for the most in one postseason in Cubs history) in 17 playoff games ... Collected 17 game-winning RBI, second-most in the N.L. (Nolan Arenado, 22) ... Had four multi-homer efforts: April 24 in Cincinnati, July 20 vs. the Mets, September 6 at Milwaukee and September 14 in St. Louis ... has 13 career two-homer games ... Matched career high with six RBI, April 7 in Arizona ... belted a three-run homer in the ninth ... Homered in three-straight games, April 20-22. Recorded his 10th career multi-homer effort, April 24 in Cincinnati, to give him eight home runs in the team's first 19 games ... Became the first Cub to hit eight blasts in the team's first 19 contests since Billy Williams did so in 1970 ... Collected 24 RBI in April, third-most by any Cub in that month, surpassed only by Derrek Lee's 28 RBI in 2005 and Billy Williams' 25 RBI in 1970 ... his eight April homers were surpassed in franchise annals only by Alfonso Soriano's 10 April long balls in 2011 ... Notched at least two extra-base hits in each of a three-game set in Pittsburgh, May 2-4 ... became the first Cub since Andre Dawson in May of 1989 to have multiple extra-base hits in each of three-consecutive wins on one road trip ... Amassed 11 homers and 35 RBI in the team's first 35 games through May 14 ... only five other Cubs players since 1920 - the first season RBI were compiled on official scores - hit that many homers and had that many RBIs in the team's first 35 games of the season: Hack Wilson in 1930, Billy Williams in 1970, Dave Kingman in 1979, Andre Dawson did it twice (1987 and 1990) and Sammy Sosa in 2000 ... Reached base safely in a career-high 26-straight games, April 15-May 14 ... Recorded his first career inside the park home run, June 29 in Cincinnati ... Recorded hits in eight-straight at-bats, July 9 and 10 in Pittsburgh, collecting four hits each game. w Became just the fourth Cub since 1913 with consecutive fourhit, two extra-base hit games ... joined Andre Dawson, Randy Jackson and Ripper Collins ... Made his first career appearance as a second baseman when he set up to field a possible bunt attempt, September 28 at Pittsburgh ... Went 7-for-14 with two doubles, two homers, three runs and five RBI in the final three games of the NLCS after going 2-for-26 in the first seven postseason games ... After going 0-for-4 in Game One of the World Series, he proceeded to tally a hit in Games Two through Seven, including a pair of multi-hit affairs ... Hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning of Game Six, while going 3-for-5 with three runs scored overall ... Scored a run in the 10th inning of the decisive Game Seven of the World Series, coming in on a Miguel Montero single.
Again named to the N.L. All-Star Team, Anthony Rizzo collected 94 runs, 38 doubles, 31 homers, 101 RBI, 78 walks and 17 stolen bases to become just the sixth-left-handed hitter in major league history to reach those numbers in a single season ... he joins Babe Ruth (1921, 1923), Barry Bonds (1993, 1998), Ken Griffey, Jr. (1993), Larry Walker (1997) and Bobby Abreu (2001). Named a N.L. All-Star for the second-straight season, was the squad's starting designated hitter (0-for-2). w Was the first Cubs starting position player in the All-Star Game since outfielder Kosuke Fukudome and catcher Geovany Soto started in 2008. Reached 30 homers for the second-straight season, becoming just the second left-handed hitting Cub to reach that plateau in multiple campaigns ... joins Billy Williams, who reached 30 homers 13 times. Batted .278 (163-for-586) in 160 games on the season ... his 101 RBI ranked third in the N.L. while his 31 homers ranked sixth. Was hit by a pitch 30 times, tops in the bigs, and a franchise mark that surpassed 17 (Frank Chance in 1905, Marlon Byrd in 2010) ... most in the majors since Pittsburgh's Jason Kendall was hit 31 times in 1998. w Set the franchise mark for hit by pitches in April with six, surpassing Reed Johnson in 2008 (5). Became just the second 30-homer, 30-hit by pitch player in major league history, joining Boston's Don Baylor (31 HR, 35 HBP) in 1986. His .387 on-base percentage ranked fifth in the N.L. ... his .899 OPS ranked fourth and his 38 doubles tied for fifth. Hit .294 (48-for-163) with six homers, 25 RBI and a .409 on-base percentage against left-handed pitching ... that OBP was third-highest for any lefthanded hitter vs. a southpaw pitcher. Recorded 16 game-winning RBI, fourth-most in the N.L. ... his 72 extra-base hits ranked sixth in the N.L. His 17 steals were a career mark that surpassed his six in 2013 ... ranked second among first baseman, and the 17 swipes were the most by a Cubs first baseman since Leon Durham had 28 in 1982. Had two multi-homer efforts: June 5 in Washington and June 19 in Minnesota. Recorded a .994 fielding percentage (9 E/1,465 TC) in 160 games manning first base ... his 126 assists were second-most among big league first basemen (Joey Votto, 139) ... went 50-straight games without an error, May 26-July 24. Reached safely in his first four games of the season, giving him a career-high streak of reaching safely in 18-straight games dating to August 23 of the previous season ... tied that mark by reaching safely in 18-straight games, May 22-June 11. Matched his career high with his sixth stolen base, April 28 vs. Pittsburgh ... was the team's 19th game on the season. After hitting two homers in April, belted seven long balls in May, including six in 14 games, May 2-15. Matched his career high with six RBI, May 23 in Arizona ... delivered a three-run double in the fourth inning and hit a game-winning three-run homer in the ninth. w The homer snapped a stretch of 64 consecutive long balls with either none or one on base ... his previous homer with at least two on was September 16, 2012 vs. the Pirates, a grand slam. Recorded a career-high 12-game hitting streak, May 25-June 7 ... batted .386 (17-for-44) with seven doubles, a triple, two homers, six RBI and a 1.208 OPS during the run. Homered in four-straight games, July 29-August 1 ... marked the 26th time since 1914 that a Cub had turned the trick, and the first time since Alfonso Soriano, April 30-May 4, 2010. Tied his career high with four hits, August 4 in Pittsburgh. Belted his second career grand slam, September 4 vs. the Diamondbacks, off A.J. Schugel. Hit his 30th homer of the season, September 17 in Pittsburgh, off Charlie Morton. © Batted .188 (6-for-32) with two solo homers, two walks and one hit by pitch in nine post-season games. w Homered off the Cardinals Kevin Siegrist in both NLDS Games Three and Four ... it marked the first time in post-season history that a batter hit a homer off the same pitcher in consecutive games within one post-season series.
Anthony was named to the N.L. All-Star team, his first career All-Star nod...Hit a career-high 32 home runs in 140 games to become just the seventh Cubs left-handed hitter to reach 32 homers in a season, and the first since Rick Monday hit 32 in 1976...All told, batted .286 (150-for-524) with 28 doubles, one triple, the 32 long balls and 78 RBI on the season...Won MLB's Final Vote for the 34th roster spot on the National League roster for the All-Star Game...Won with over 8.8 million votes...Became just the fourth Cubs first baseman to make the N.L. All-Star team in the last 32 years since 1982, joining Mark Grace (1993, 1995, 1997), Derrek Lee (2005, 2007) and Bryan LaHair (2012)...At age 24, became the youngest Cub to make the N.L. All-Star team as a first baseman...Phil Cavarretta, age 27 in 1944, was the previous youngest Cubs first baseman to earn the nod...His 32 home runs ranked second in the N.L., five behind Miami's Giancarlo Stanton...Became the first Cub to rank at least second in the N.L. in homers since Derrek Lee was second in 2005 with 46...His 150 hits marked a career high and surpassed his 141 hits in 2013...Ranked third in the N.L. with a .913 OPS and 30 go-ahead RBI...Was ninth with 73 free passes ...Tied for 10th with 89 runs and 61 extra-base hits...His 89 runs scored ranked second among N.L. first basemen ... his 61 extra-base hits and 73 walks ranked third, while his .286 average ranked fourth...Was hit by a pitch 15 times, tied for fifth-most among N.L. hitters...Batted .300 (42-for-140) with eight homers and 23 RBI against lefties ... his average against southpaws ranked fourth among N.L. left-handed hitters while he ranked second in homers (Philadelphia's Ryan Howard had 10)...Tied for the major league lead with 11 homers on the first pitch of an at-bat...Baltimore's Nelson Cruz also hit 11 such home runs...His 20 home runs prior to the All-Star break were the most by a Cubs left-handed batter since Rick Monday hit 21 before the Mid-Summer Classic in 1973...Had three multi-homer efforts to reach seven multi-homer career games: May 31 at Milwaukee, July 18 at Arizona and July 22 vs. San Diego...Tied his career high with four hits, April 9 vs. Pittsburgh...Drew four walks and hit a two-run homer, April 30 at Cincinnati … became the first Cub with a homer and four walks in a game since Hee-Seop Choi, April 16, 2003 vs. the Reds ... the four walks set a new career-high...Had a 56-game errorless streak from September 1, 2013-May 4, 2014 prior to a fielding miscue, May 5 vs. the White Sox … was the longest errorless streak by a Cubs first baseman since Derrek Lee's 59-game run in 2010...Belted a walk-off homer, June 6 vs. Miami … the blast came in the 13th inning off Kevin Slowey and gave Chicago a 5-3 win...Recorded a career-high 10-game hitting streak, July 11-25 .. hit .351 (13-for-37) with 12 runs, five home runs and a 1.226 OPS...Named N.L. Player of the Week for the period ending July 20 after hitting three homers in a three-game series at Arizona to start the second half of the season (.455/5-for-11)...Suffered a lower back strain, August 26 in Cincinnati ... missed the next 18 games...Returned to action with a bang, September 15 vs. Cincinnati, hitting a walk-off homer to lead off the ninth inning and break a scoreless tie.
In his first full major league season, Anthony's 40 doubles were the most by a Cubs left-handed hitter since Mark Grace had 41 in 2000 ... his 65 extra-base hits were the team's most by a left-handed hitter since Grace had 65 in 1999... Batted .233 (141-for-606) with 40 doubles, two triples, 23 home runs, 71 runs scored and 80 RBI in 160 games... His 40 doubles and 65 extra-base hits both ranked fifth in the N.L... Led the team and ranked sixth in the N.L. with 76 walks... His .997 fielding percentage (5 E/1,441 TC) at first base ranked third in the N.L. ... his 0.6 WAR led all full-season first basemen... Batted .252 (105-for-416) with 16 home runs against right-handed pitching ... hit .189 (36-for-190) with seven homers vs. southpaws... His seven home runs against left-handed pitching were fourth-most among N.L. left-handed hitters, trailing only Jay Bruce (10), Joey Votto (9) and Carlos Gonzalez (8)... Hit .414 (41-for-99) with eight home runs when putting the first pitch in play... Led the team with 22 go-ahead RBI, 10 game-winning RBI and 29 RBI with two outs... Batted .257 (70-for-272) with runners on base, but just .191 (29-for-152) with runners in scoring position... Had three multi-homer games, bringing his career total to four ... hit two blasts April 26 in Miami, August 1 vs. the Dodgers and August 21 vs. Washington... Belted a home run on the first pitch he saw to begin the season, taking A.J. Burnett deep in the first inning on Opening Day in Pittsburgh... His multi-homer effort, April 26 in Miami, started a run in which he batted .390 (32-for-83) with 10 doubles, four homers, 16 RBI and a 1.103 OPS in 21 games through May 18... His eight April home runs are a franchise record for a Cubs left-handed hitter, surpassing seven by Billy Williams (1970) and Henry Rodriguez (2000)... The eight homers in April are tied for second-most by any Cubs hitter in franchise history … Alfonso Soriano hit 10 April home runs in 2011... Besides his eight April home runs, drove in 20 runs on the month, the second-most RBI by a Cubs left-handed hitter in April (Billy Williams, 25 in 1970)... Set a career high with three doubles, April 30 vs. the Padres... Reached base safely in a career-high 15-straight games from May 25-June 11... Set a career mark with four runs scored and drove in four runs, June 23 vs. Houston ... went 3-for-3 with a double and a homer... His .240 batting average (24-for-100) in September was 50 points higher than his .190 average (20-for-105) in August... Tied his career high with three walks, September 4 vs. the Marlins, done two other times... Played for Team Italy in the World Baseball Classic in March ... batted .235 with a .409 on-base percentage, two doubles and six RBI in five games ... helped the team reach the second round.
Anthony, acquired from San Diego in January, made his Cubs debut, June 26, and went on to hit .285 (96-for-337) with 15
doubles, 15 home runs and 48 RBI in 87 games for Chicago ... his 48 RBI dating to June 26 led N.L. rookies while his 15
homers were tied for second-most ... combined for 38 homers and 110 RBI in 157 games between Chicago and Triple-A Iowa...Named the N.L. Rookie of the Month for July after hitting .330 (32-for-
97) with seven home runs and 17 RBI.
...The seven home runs tied a Cubs rookie record for the month of
July ... Gene Baker had seven home runs in July of 1954 ... the
previous Cubs rookie to hit seven home runs in any month was
Mel Hall, who hit nine in August of 1983.
...First player ever to have three game-winning RBI in his first five games
with Chicago ... had four game-winning RBI in his first 10 games.
...Finished with eight game-winning RBI ... had 12 RBI with two outs in an
...Made 85 starts at first base and recorded a .995 fielding percentage
(4 E/735 TC).
...Hit .318 (75-for-236) with 11 home runs against right-handed pitchers
... had a .208 average (21-for-101) with four homers against lefties.
...Averaged one RBI every 7.0 at-bats (48 RBI in 337 at-bats).
...Had a career-high four hits twice: July 6 at the Mets and August 13 vs.
...Had a season-high, eight-game hitting streak from June 30-July 7 ...
batted .424 (14-for-33) during the run.
...Belted his first home run as a Cub, June 30 vs. Houston, off J.A. Happ.
...Homered in four of five games, July 25-30, driving in 10 runs in that
...Belted his first-career walk-off home run, July 29 vs. St. Louis ... was a
two-run, 10th-inning blast to give Chicago a 4-2 victory.
...Scored a run in six-straight games (seven runs total), September 2-7.
...Recorded his first-career multi-homer game and first-career grand slam,
September 16 vs. Pittsburgh ... hit a two-run homer in the fifth and
added the slam in the sixth.
...Finished the game with a career-high six RBI.
...Began the year with Triple-A Iowa and hit .342 (88-for-257) with 48
runs, 18 doubles, two triples, 23 homers, 62 RBI and 179 total bases
in 70 games.
...Departed Triple-A ranked among Pacific Coast League leaders in nearly
every offensive category, including home runs (first), OPS (first), total
bases (first with 179), slugging percentage (first), RBI (third), batting
average (sixth) and on-base percentage (ninth).
...Named the Cubs Minor League Player of the Month in both April and
Anthony began his fifth pro season with Triple-A Tucson, but made his major league debut in the first of two stints with the
Padres during his lone year with the organization...made 37 starts for San Diego, all at first base...Had his contract selected by the Padres, June 9, and made his big
league debut that night vs. Washington...collected his first career hit
with a triple in the fifth inning. At 21 years and 305 days, he was the youngest Padres player to
make his big league debut since Sean Burroughs did so in 2002
(April 2 at 21 years and 202 days). With a triple for his first hit, he became the fourth Padre to triple
in his first Big League game and first to do since teammate Will
Venable (August 29, 2008 vs. Colorado)...Hit his first Major League home run, June 11 vs. Washington (off John
Lannan) with a solo shot in the second inning...Was optioned back to Tucson, July 22, but recalled for the remainder of
the season, September 4...All told, batted .141 (18-for-128) with eight doubles, one triple, one
home run and nine RBI in 49 games for the Padres...Had a strong season with Triple-A Tucson, hitting .331 (118-for-356)
with 34 doubles, 26 home runs and 101 RBI in 93 games...Led Tucson in home runs and RBI and ranked tied for the lead in
doubles (with Aaron Cunningham)...His 101 RBI for Tucson ranked sixth-most in the Pacific Coast League,
while his 26 home runs ranked eighth-most...Following the conclusion of the 2011 season, he was ranked as the No.
5 prospect in the Pacific Coast League by Baseball America...At the time of having his contract selected, June 9, was hitting .365
(73-for-200) with 20 doubles, one triple, 16 home runs, 63 RBI and 42
runs scored in 52 games for Tucson.
Was the Red Sox' Offensive Co-Player of the Year
(Ryan Lavarnway) after leading the system with 25 home runs
between Single-A Salem and Double-A Portland.
... Finished second in the organization with 100 RBI...also batted .260
(138-for-531) with 42 doubles, 61 walks and 92 runs scored...logged
an .814 OPS.
... The first baseman was named Portland's Most Valuable Player and tied for the team lead with 20 home runs in just 107 games.
... Finished 11th in the Eastern League with a team-high .481 slugging percentage and set a franchise record with 32 RBI
... Selected as the Eastern League Player of the Week for 8/2-8, batting .444 (12-for-27) with four doubles, three home runs
and 12 RBI in that span.
... Tallied five homers and 20 RBI in 29 games with Salem and was leading the league with 17 extra-base hits (12 doubles,
five home runs) at the time of his promotion to Portland on 5/10.
Combined to lead Red Sox minor leaguers (min. 250 at-bats) with a .368 on-base percentage and
ranked among organizational leaders in batting (3rd, .297) and RBI (5th, 66) between Single-A Greenville
and Single-A Salem.
... Tallied 12 homers, including nine with the Drive, where he was named a South Atlantic League All-Star.
... Finished 4th in the circuit with a .366 (26-for-71) average in June...ranked 5th in the league with 42 RBI and 3rd with 21
doubles in the 1st half before a 6/24 promotion to Salem.
... Named Red Sox Defensive Player of the Month for July and was rated by managers as the Carolina League's best
defensive first baseman.
... Missed from July 31-August 14 on the DL...hit .310 (9-for-29) in 6 playoff games for Salem.
... After the season, ranked by Baseball America as the No. 8 prospect, No. 6 position player, in the Red Sox system and
as the Carolina League's No. 12 prospect.
Was limited to 21 games from 4/3-26 with Single-A Greenville after being diagnosed with Limited
Stage Classical Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
... Placed on the Temporarily Inactive List from 4/28-May 1...placed on the DL on 5/1 and missed the rest of the season.
... Ranked fourth in the South Atlantic League with a .373 (31-for-83) average in April...had multiple hits in 11 of 21 games,
including 6 straight from 4/9-15
... Posted a season-high, 11-game hit streak from 4/9-20.
Made his pro debut with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox and reached safely in five of six games,
going 6-for-21 (.286).
... Homered in his fourth pro at-bat on 8/21 vs. the GCL Twins.