Mike Rizzo Biography
Mike Rizzo who was born as Michael Anthony Rizzo is an American baseball front office executive who is the general manager and president of the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball.
He was born on December 14th, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Rizzo experienced childhood in Chicago as one of four youngsters. His dad, Phil, was a previous small-time baseball player who drove a truck for the city and explored for the California Angels on low maintenance premises.
The Angels made him a full-time scout, the same number of the players he distinguished arrived at the majors. Rizzo went to Holy Cross High School in River Grove, Illinois, and Saint Xavier University, where he played school baseball for the Saint Xavier Cougars.
Mike Rizzo Age
He was born on December 14th, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Rizzo experienced childhood in Chicago as one of four youngsters.
Mike Rizzo Wife
He is married to Mrs. Sheilah Rizzo who was previously known as Sheilah Marie.
Mike Rizzo Net Worth
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Mike Rizzo Career
The Angels drafted Rizzo in the 22nd round, with the 554th by and large choice, in the 1982 Major League Baseball Draft. He played for the Salem Angels (Class A Short Season), Peoria Suns (Class An) and Redwood Pioneers (Class An Advanced) from 1982 to 1984.
After the 1984 season, the Angels discharged Rizzo. His dad recommended that he was not gifted enough to arrive at the significant classes, and exhorted he go to school.
Rizzo turned into an associate mentor at the University of Illinois. Larry Himes, the scout who drafted Rizzo, turned into the senior supervisor of the Chicago White Sox, and he contracted Rizzo as a scout for the Upper Midwest area.
He likewise explored the Boston Red Sox. Rizzo joined the Arizona Diamondbacks when the establishment was made in 1998, and filled in as the Director of Scouting for the Diamondbacks from 2000 to 2006.
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Trying to supplant Joe Garagiola Jr. as the Diamondbacks’ senior supervisor, the group picked Josh Byrnes over Rizzo. Subsequently, Rizzo joined the Washington Nationals association, when he was designated Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Baseball Operations by Jim Bowden on July 24, 2006.
This move agreed with the establishment’s proprietorship move from Major League Baseball to a Washington, D.C.- based speculation gathering headed by Ted Lerner.
Three days after Bowden’s unexpected acquiescence on March 1, 2009, Rizzo was advanced on an interval premise by group president Stan Kasten. He was named the full-time Senior Vice President/General Manager on August 20, 2009.
On October 19, 2010, Rizzo marked a five-year contract augmentation and was elevated to Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager. The most recent two years of this agreement were club choices.
Rizzo chose to close down pro pitcher Stephen Strasburg late in the 2012 season as he recouped from Tommy John’s medical procedure from the prior year. The Nationals elevated Rizzo to President of Baseball Operations during the 2013 season.
In 2016 the group grabbed its choice to expand Rizzo’s agreement through the 2018 season. On April 5, 2018, Rizzo marked an agreement augmentation through the 2020 season.