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[email protected] becomes the 9th player in franchise history to hit 200 home runs with the #Cubs! #TeamRizzo pic.twitter.com/g3cBMdL5Sw
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 9, 2019
That was Rizzo’s 10th homer of the season, 201st overall, and 200th with the Chicago Cubs. He is now 9th on the Cubs All-time home run list, and climbing.
Also … I absolutely love how he dropped down to a knee to reach that one. Wow.
According to Statcast, that homer was 107 MPH off the bat and traveled 422 feet overall. Rizzo is now slashing .254/.376/.554 (145 wRC+) this season, and is tied for the 10th most home runs in baseball. Dude is his best self.
Author: Michael Cerami
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