Sorely missed Chicago Cubs legend hits career milestone against hated rival

Anthony Rizzo will always be a Chicago Cub and he proved that over the weekend as he continued to dominate the Milwaukee Brewers.
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For generations of Chicago Cubs fans, the image they conjure up when thinking about the team is Anthony Rizzo putting the ball in his back pocket as he raises his arms to celebrate with the rest of the 2016 team that ended the longest championship drought in American sports history.

Regardless of where Rizzo is playing, he will always be a Cubs legend and that sentiment was proven over the weekend as he hit his 300th career home run against the Milwaukee Brewers. 

Anthony Rizzo is on FIRE over his last 6 games🔥

.458 AVG | 1.042 SLG% | 4 HR | 334 wRC+

— Fireside Yankees (@FiresideYankees) April 29, 2024

For years, fans have referred to Milwaukee as “Wrigley Field North,” and it seems like Rizzo still feels at home in that stadium. In his career he has a slash-line of .256/.329/.512 on the road against the Brewers with 19 homers in just 76 games.

This isn’t the last milestone that Rizzo is expected to reach this season. 

He came into 2024 with 930 career RBI. He’s only driven in fewer than 70 runs one time during seasons in which he’s played more than 100 games and that hardly counts because it was the 2021 campaign when he was traded midway through the year.

At this point he’s on track for those 70 RBIs as he’s sitting at 15 right now through just 29 games. At this rate he’d have his 1000th career RBI somewhere around the 140th game of the season. 

Any guesses on who the Yankees will play for their 140th, 141st, and 142nd game of the year?

If your guess was that they will be playing the Cubs at Wrigley Field, you’re a winner.

Perhaps the most important thing that came from that 300th homer from the Cubs perspective is that it came in a win against the Brewers, helping Chicago remain neck-and-neck with the reigning division champs with a weekend matchup at Wrigley looming this weekend.