|David Ross Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||March 19, 1977|
David Ross is an American baseball manager and former professional baseball player who had played, as a catcher, for the Los Angeles Dodgers (2002–2004), Pittsburgh Pirates (2005), San Diego Padres (2005), Cincinnati Reds (2006–2008), Boston Red Sox (2008, 2013–2014), Atlanta Braves (2009–2012), and Chicago Cubs (2015–2016) in Major League Baseball (MLB). In 15 seasons in the MLB, he had won the World Series twice – with the Boston Red Sox in 2013 and the Chicago Cubs in 2016. In his college baseball career, he had played in 2 College World Series – with the Auburn Tigers in 1997 and the Florida Gators in 1998. He had retired from competitive baseball in 2016 and was named a special assistant to baseball operations by Chicago Cubs for the 2017 season. He was also hired as a baseball color analyst in January 2017 by ESPN. In October 2019, the Chicago Cubs had hired him as their manager on a 3-year contract.
David Wade Ross
Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, United States
Chicago, Illinois, United States
David had attended the Florida State University School (FSUS), a laboratory school in Tallahassee, Florida, sponsored by the Florida State University, where he had played baseball for the Florida High School Demons.
After his high school graduation, he had earned an athletic scholarship to join the Auburn University, a public land-grant research university in Auburn, Alabama, and had played college baseball for the Auburn Tigers team from 1996 to 1997.
He had taken a transfer to the University of Florida, a public land-grant research university in Gainesville, Florida, after the 1997 season and had played one season of college baseball for the Florida Gators team in 1998. He had then decided to forgo his final season of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility after he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1998.
Baseball Manager, Professional Baseball Player (Retired)
- Father – David Ross, Sr. (Former Softball Player)
- Mother – Jackie Ross (Former Basketball Player)
- Siblings – Nikki Ross Davis (Younger Sister), Shannon Ross (Older Sister). He has 2 other siblings.
- Others – He has 2 uncles who were both college football players.
- 40 – Los Angeles Dodgers
- 29 – Pittsburgh Pirates
- 9 – San Diego Padres
- 26 – Cincinnati Reds
- 28, 3 – Boston Red Sox
- 8 – Atlanta Braves
- 3 – Chicago Cubs
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
88 kg or 194 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
David has dated –
- Hyla Ross (2005–2020) – David had married his childhood sweetheart and licensed pediatric nurse Hyla in 2005. They have 3 children together – a son named Cole Ross (b. 2010) and 2 daughters named Landri Ross (b. 2009) and Harper Lynn Ross (b. August 2015). The couple had parted ways in 2020.
- Torrey DeVitto – David had started dating actress, musician, philanthropist, producer, and former fashion model Torrey DeVitto in 2021. Torrey had confirmed the same via an Instagram post on May 8, 2021. The couple broke up after some time.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of American descent.
- Toned physique
- Sports a rugged beard
- Affable smile
He has been featured in the TV commercials for a gifts/merchandise organization named The Bryzzo Souvenir Company, with fellow baseball players Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo.
David Ross Facts
- He holds the record of being the first player to hit a home run in a Wild Card Game which was introduced after the MLB had modified the tournament’s format in 2012.
- When he won the World Series with the Chicago Cubs in 2016, it was the team’s first such win in 108 years. They had won the series by a margin of 4-3 in the 7th and final game of the series, against the Cleveland Indians. In that 7th game, he had hit a home run and become the oldest player to do so in World Series history.
- In 2017, he had become the first professional baseball player to participate in the competitive reality TV show Dancing with the Stars. He had finished as the overall runner-up in the season, surprising many.
- In May 2017, he had published a book titled Teammate: My Life in Baseball. He had co-authored the book with renowned sports journalist Don Yaeger.
Featured Image by David Ross / Instagram