Chicago Cubs: Anthony Rizzo wins his fourth Gold Glove Award


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Rizzo won his fourth Gold Glove Award on Tuesday night (Jim Young - USA Today Sports)
Rizzo won his fourth Gold Glove Award on Tuesday night (Jim Young - USA Today Sports)

Huge news for the captain of the Northsiders.

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo won his fourth Gold Glove Award over finalists Paul Goldschmidt and Brandon Belt, announced on Tuesday night.

Rizzo has won a Gold Glove three straight seasons and also in 2016. He is the fifth Cubs player in history to win the award at least four times joining Ryne Sandberg, Greg Maddux, Ron Santo, and Mark Grace.

Rizzo lead all National League first baseman in runs saved (3), in assists (44), and tied for first in field percentage (.998).

"It's something that definitely feels good, especially after this long year," Rizzo said on ESPN. I know it was only 60 games, but when you get into September, the mind tells you that it’s September baseball and you’re getting to October. I think that this year and everything that every team had to go through, it’s going to be a growing year for a lot of people including myself. And to be able to win a Gold Glove is so that never, ever will take for granted."

Javy Baez was also named as a Gold Glove winner tonight which was the 12th time that the Cubs have had two Glove Glove winners. The last time was Rizzo and Jason Heyward in 2016.

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