Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo unloads South Florida mansion

The three-time All Star sold his hometown estate for $2 million

(Credit from right: Instagram,
(Credit from right: Instagram,

One of Chicago’s biggest star athletes has just offloaded his South Florida mansion.

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo sold his Parkland estate for $2 million, according to The Los Angeles Times. The 5,800-square-foot mansion has a movie theater, steam room, pool and a batting cage. Rizzo listed the home in the spring with an asking price of $2.199 million.

The mansion at 6747 Northwest 63rd Way was bought by the three-time All Star and World Series champion for $1.83 million in 2013, a few months after Rizzo signed a $41 million contract extension with the Cubs.

The home was advertised as the personal residences of “Baseball World Series Champion Anthony Rizzo,” according to Joshua Jamal Smith and Illeana Smith bought the house.

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Rizzo, who grew up in Parkland, renewed his bond with the community in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, his alma mater. The slugger left spring training this year to return to his hometown, and he spoke at a vigil for the slain students.

Rizzo hasn’t left South Florida entirely, however, as he bought a $4.5 million mansion in Fort Lauderdale in June, according to local reports.

The Cubs have not taken the summer off when it comes to real estate transactions. Outfielder Jason Heyward bought a 19th-floor unit in No. 9 Walton for $6.9 million, a joining a number of other Chicago celebrities in the new luxury high rise.

In June, Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts sold his Wilmette home for $2.5 million to Loyola University men’s basketball coach Porter Moser.[Los Angeles Times]—Joe Ward

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