(CBS) Love or hate the Cubs, you have to respect their first baseman, Anthony Rizzo.
At 24 and a first-time All-Star this year, Rizzo is blossoming into a team leader in addition to being quite the slugger, with a National League-leading 25 homers. He has a soft side too, as was on display Tuesday night.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Dangerously Cold Temperatures Tuesday; Wind Chills Below Zero
Prior to Tuesday’s game against the Padres, Rizzo told 22-year-old cancer patient Mike Kasallis that he would hit a home run for him. Turns out, Rizzo hit two — and they came on the day before Kasallis’ birthday.READ MORE: Bucktown Woman Shaken After Being Carjacked During Saturday Morning Spree, And She's Not The First Victim In Her Family
The story of Kallis and Rizzo was told by Cubs play-by-play man Len Kasper during Wednesday’s broadcast.
Rizzo gave a special gesture at home plate as a sign to Kasallis. Check the homers out below.MORE NEWS: Vucevic, Bulls Withstand Late Rally By Oklahoma City Thunder
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