By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
AsAmNews continues its countdown of the top five most popular stories of the year with an update on number 4.
What a year it’s been for Cubs shortstop Addison Russell.
The Filipino American made his first All Star game appearance in only his second season. He topped that off by hitting a grand slam in the World Series, helping the Cubs end their long championship drought.
A story by AsAmNews contributor Ed Diokno entitled Cubs’ Filipino American Shortstop Enjoying All Star Season was our fourth most viewed story of the year.
All those accomplishments would be game changers in anyone’s life. But arguably his most significant life changer was getting married to Melissa Reidy in January.
The couple also has a 15-month-old boy.
Of course his life has been a whirlwind since the World Series. There has been numerous promotional appearances including being in a celebratory parade at Disney World after the Cubs World Series victory with teammates Ben Zobrist and Javy Baez.
— Addison Russell (@Addison_Russell) November 6, 2016
There’s also been the obligatory autograph signings and meet and greet with fans.
— Fanatics Authentic (@FansAuthentic) December 14, 2016
In between all that he has to find time to stay in shape to get ready for the 2017 season.
— EXOS Baseball (@EXOSbaseball) December 12, 2016
One of his biggest thrills might have been one of his most recent.
He returned to his alma mater, Pace High School in Florida where he lead the team to a runner up finish in the state high school championship in 2010. Addison addressed adoring students at an assembly for Pace Russell day.
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