David Ross wins World Series in final MLB game

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross has retired. He has went out on top, as the Cubs has won the World Series.

He was a member of the team that defeated the Cleveland Indians in Game 7. Ben Zobrist’s game-winning hit sealed the victory for the Cubs.

Former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross celebrates the win after defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series
David Ross celebrates the win after defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series (Getty Images)

Ross played in MLB from 2002 through the 2016 season. The Bainbridge, Georgia won two World Series in his career.

Besides winning the World Series with the Cubs in 2016, he also won the 2013 World Series with the Boston Red Sox.

He played in four games of the series in the Red Sox win. Ross had a .188 batting average with one RBI and three hits in 16 at-bats.

This postseason in the World Series against the Indians, he had a .400 batting average as he had one home run and two RBIs in five at-bats in three games. He had two hits in the five at-bats.

In his career, he played for the Atlanta Braves (here), Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds (here), Red Sox (here, here), Cubs (here), San Diego Padres, and the Pittsburgh Pirates. He spent the most time in his career with the Braves, where he played four seasons from 2009 through 2012.

In his final season, as a 39-year-old, Ross had a .229 batting average with 10 home runs and 32 RBIs in 67 games. He also had 38 hits, including six doubles, while scoring 24 runs.

Ross also struck out 54 times and walked 30 times.

“Rossy” — as he was commonly known — had a career .229 batting average with 106 home runs and 314 RBIs in 883 games. He also had 521 hits, including 116 doubles and five triples, while scoring 254 runs.

He struck out 735 times and was walked 287 times.

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