Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has had an incredible ascent through the baseball ranks in his career. So incredible, in fact, that it’s easy to forget that, in order to get where he is today, he had to beat cancer.

That’s something he shares with new teammate Jon Lester, and their unique bond is explored, together with Rizzo’s professional story in this fantastic video package from MLB Network, which aired last night as part of a special on Rizzo, Joe Maddon, and Giancarlo Stanton.

Take a few minutes and enjoy the video, which will leave you appreciating Rizzo, the man, even more than you already did:




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