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