Newly retired pitcher for the Chicago Cubs David Ross was able to end his baseball career on a high note with a home run. The Cubs and the Cleveland Indians fought hard in Game Seven of the World Series this year, and Ross was able to end role on the team with this amazing hit/ The Cubs were able to break their 108 year streak of not winning the World Series, which made it a very exciting and emotional event for both the players and the fans.
The Bainbridge, Georgia native began playing baseball during his high school years, and eventually he earned an athletic scholarship to attend Auburn University in Alabama where he played for the college team over the course of two years. Ross was selected in the 19th round of the 1995 Amateur Draft, but he didn’t make his MLB debut until 2002 for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Over the years of his career, Ross also played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, and the Atlanta Braves. On November 2nd, 2016, Ross became the oldest person to hit a home run in a Game Seven of the World Series.
It’s pretty safe to say that Ross and his fellow teammates are finally having a moment to relax after a dramatic seven games for the championship. Most people would agree that the former player couldn’t have ended off his career in a better way.
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Watch David Ross Drill a Homerun during Game 7: