Watch: Six Big Addison Russell Moments on his 24th Birthday

While he’s only been in MLB since 2015, Addison Russell has produced his fair share of big moments for the Cubs. As our own Brendan Miller pointed out, Russell’s 8.2 career WAR is the 18th highest total for a shortstop under the age of 24 since the end of World War II.

It’s hard to believe that Russell is only 24, but let’s celebrate his birthday today with some of his best moments so far.

Diving stop to beat the Cardinals

Insane running catch against Pittsburgh

Go ahead HR in 2016 NLCS Game 5

2016 WS Game Six grand slam

Walk-off HR against Milwaukee

2017 NLDS Game 5 go-ahead double


Corey Freedman

Corey is a former MLB front office intern turned professional Cubs fan. After spending several years working for multiple MLB teams, he decided it was time to turn baseball back into a passion rather than a career. In between making content for Cubs Insider and being a professional Instagrammer, you can find him in Section 220, blissfully enjoying the season tickets he and his father spent 10 years on the waiting list for.

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