Chicago Cubs: Ranking the top five greatest Anthony Rizzo moments

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1. “He will glove it and throw to Rizzo! It’s in time! And the Chicago Cubs win the World Series!” – CHC @ CLE World Series Game 7, 2016

It might be seen as cheating to place the World Series win at the top of Rizzo’s best moments, but he was a crucial piece to this victory. From defeating Kershaw and the Dodgers to batting an otherworldly .360/.484/.600 with five RBIs in the fall classic, Rizzo played a part in every step of the eventual victory.

Even without all of that, Rizzo was the other half of the most important Cubs play this decade. After Indians batter Michael Martinez grounded the ball to Bryant, he made the now iconic throw to Rizzo to end Game 7 of the World Series, thus cementing himself as one of the faces of the greatest moment in modern Cubs history. Nothing felt better than seeing the new age Mr. Cub’s smiling face as he shoved the ball into his back pocket and went to hug his teammates

Even if he had struggled throughout the postseason, I have no doubt in my mind that this would still be Rizzo’s finest hour. It’s only fitting that the face of the franchise be the last one to touch the ball and cement himself as a big part of a curse-breaking team.

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Years from now, future generations of Chicago Cubs fans will still get to go back and watch that final out on that rainy Wednesday in Cleveland, Ohio and get to witness Rizzo in his finest moment. I wouldn’t have anyone else be in the thick of the greatest victory for the Cubs this decade, this century, and arguably ever.