Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez racked up a number of major accomplishments in his first full MLB season and offseason, like being named co-MVP in the National League Championship Series, winning a World Series, and earning a silver medal with the Puerto Rican national team in the World Baseball Classic.
On Tuesday, the city of Chicago gave the 24-year-old another tremendous honor by naming a road after him.
Javier "Javy" Baez Way stretches along West Luis Munoz Marin Drive from Sacramento Avenue to Division Street, along Little Cubs Field in Humboldt Park. The area has 15 different softball and baseball fields and is a neighborhood with a large Puerto Rican population, notes Eric Chesterton of MLB.com's Cut4.
Baez snapped a selfie of himself and his girlfriend in front of the new street sign the day it was revealed, thanking Chicago and encouraging fans to take selfies and tag him if they post the photos to social media.
The Cubs continue their home series against the Pirates on Saturday at 2:20 p.m. ET.
-- Sarah Scrivens